Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers trying to warn the world about a coming catastrophe
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are about to star in one epic team up with a whole bunch of Oscar winners involved.
DiCaprio and Lawrence, who have both won Oscars in the last decade, play the lead roles in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up. Fans had previously gotten a look at both stars in the movie while they filmed in Boston, but Netflix finally released an official teaser of the film in its star-studded 2021 lineup preview.
The film — which McKay, who won an Oscar for writing The Big Short, also wrote — follows two astronomers who set out on a media tour to warn the public that a meteor will destroy Earth in just six months.
The Netflix movie is also set to star Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande, Timothée Chalamet, Matthew Perry, Himesh Patel, Cate Blanchett, Kid Cudi, Rob Morgan and Tomer Sisley. Streep and Blanchett have also won multiple Academy Awards.
Streep appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last month where she revealed she’ll be playing the president in the film, which she called a comedic take on a dire situation.
“It’s about a global catastrophe but it’s sort of funny like Dr. Strangelove for 2020 about global warming, a metaphor of that,” she said. “I play the president of the United States.”
Streep said Hill played her son and chief of staff in the upcoming comedy.