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‘Don’t Look Up’ teaser: Leo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence want to save the world… but noone cares

The film is written and directed by Academy Award-winner Adam McKay, and is set for release on December 24

Netflix has officially released the teaser and first-look images for its upcoming film Don’t Look Up.

The movie stars an ensemble of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, Tomer Sisley with Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep.

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Don’t Look Up is written and directed by Academy Award-winner Adam McKay, and is set for release on December 24.

Meryl Streep in a still from the film | Photo Credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX

Here is the official synopsis of the film: Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate.

With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!

 

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