Superstar cast announced for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up

Netflix’s Don’t Look Up

The cast for Netflix’s new sci-fi comedy film, Don’t Look Up, has been announced. Leading the pack are Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.

Joining them will be Oscar winning actresses Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett, as well as Timothé Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Friends’ Matthew Perry, Yesterday’s Himesh Patel, Tomer Sisley and Rob Morgan.

Musicians Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi will also join the cast, although it is unknown whether they will be appearing as themselves or as actors.

Don’t Look Up will be written and directed by Adam McKay, with credits including Anchorman, Step Brothers and The Big Short, for which he won both an Oscar and BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay. McKay’s most recent film Vice, released in 2018, was also nominated for 8 Oscars, including Best Picture. 

Don’t Look Up will follows a pair of astronomers, expected to be played by DiCaprio and Lawrence, who embark on a media tour to warn the world about a meteor due to strike in 6 months.

According to reports, other known roles in the film include Meryl Streep as the President, with Jonah Hill as her son. Cate Blanchett is also said to be playing a morning political talk show host.

This will be the first time Oscar-winners Lawrence and DiCpario have worked together, although DiCaprio has acted in films with both Streep and Blanchett.

Jennifer Lawrence was the first cast member to be announced, back in February, and at the time, McKay said: “I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence. She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite talent’. And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”

Although the film’s script is written, filming is not expected to start until November and the release date is unknown.

Words by Aimee Seddon

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