First look images from Netflix’s Don’t Look Up movie reveal Meryl Streep’s president and the rest of the star-studded cast of Adam McKay’s new movie.
New images from Don’t Look Up reveal a first look at Meryl Streep’s President Janie Orlean and the rest of the star-studded cast. Directed by Adam McKay, who has helmed everything from comedies like Step Brothers to Oscar nominated fare like The Big Short and Vice, the film will premiere on Netflix this winter. Don’t Look Up stars Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio as two low-level astronomers who discover that a comet is hurtling towards earth and could potentially destroy the entire world. The pair, Drs. Kate Dibiasky and Randall Mindy, are sent on a whirlwind media tour to warn the world of the impending doom.
Don’t Look Up features a vast ensemble of some big names in addition to the trio already mentioned. Jonah Hill will appear as President Orlean’s son, Jason, who is also her chief of staff. Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Matthew Perry, and Chris Evans also star. Don’t Look Up is slated to hit Netflix on December 24 after a two week run in theaters. The streamer has yet to release a trailer for the film, but now new images have given a look at all of the characters.
Release via EW, the images include much of the cast, including various looks at Lawrence, DiCaprio, Hill, and Streep. Another shows Blanchett and Perry’s characters, who appear to be news anchors on a program called The Daily Rip. Grande and Kid Cudi’s characters appear to be in a relationship together, while Chalamet is shown only in close-up. The rest of the cast is also previewed, but the images give little insight into their actual characters. Check them out below:
Besides the fact that the cast for Don’t Look Up is absolutely stacked, it will also usher in Lawrence’s return to the big screen after the actress took a break from acting in recent years. After starring in a string of blockbuster franchises like The Hunger Games and X-Men movies as well as smaller films like mother! and Joy, Lawrence declared her intention to step away from the spotlight. Now, though, it seems she’s back in full force and audiences are ready to welcome her with open arms.
McKay’s film will also see Lawrence return to her more comedic side after she scored an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. The first look images from the film certainly indicate that Don’t Look Up won’t take itself too seriously despite its apocalyptic subject matter, with Streep’s presence as the president being teed up to hilariously skew the state of politics alongside Blanchett, Perry, and Chiklis’ own commentators. Don’t Look Up is slyly setting itself up as one of the most exciting movies of the winter and could find itself in a comfy position come awards season.