Director Adam MacKay is coming with a dark comedy Netflix Original movie to enlighten the viewers! And guess what? It is already being rooted for an Oscar 2022 nomination.
If you’re not aware what the movie is going to be about and what’s so special in it, here is everything you should know about it.
Director And Producer
Don’t Look Up is a Netflix Original movie directed and written by Adam MacKay. Other well-known projects of Adam include Other Guys, Vice and The Big Short.
With all the super hits that he has given, Don’t Look Up is expected to be yet another addition in the list.
Hyperobject Industries and Bluegrass Films produce the film.
Official Release Date
The movie was announced in February 2020 and we could see an early release if it was not for COVID. Anyway, when is it releasing now?
Don’t Look Up is scheduled for a December 2021 release on Netflix. To be precise, 24th of December.
Will It Get A Theatrical Release?
Netflix head of global film Scott Stuber has already revealed that Don’t Look Up will also be getting an exclusive theatrical release.
While there is no confirmation so far about the length of the theatrical release, entertainment tabloid Variety reports that it could range between one week or just under four weeks.
Talking about the cast members of Don’t Look Up, we will be seeing high-profile names like Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and Matthew Perry together in the movie.
The movie will be the ‘fourth’ Netflix Original film for Cate Blanchett. In the past the actress has been seen in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and the Australian drama Stateless.
Don’t Look Up is slated to be the first Netflix Original movie for Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Storyline Of Don’t Look Up
As far as the plot is concerned, it seems pretty adventurous and appealing.
“A pair of astronomers try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant a meteorite will destroy planet in six months.”
McKay, during an interview with The New York Times said:
“So it’s two midlevel, very sincere astronomers who make the discovery of a lifetime, which is a killer asteroid headed toward Earth. They have to warn everyone and have to go on a media tour. It’s them navigating our world. It’s them navigating their equivalent of Twitter. It’s them navigating the political landscape. It’s them navigating talk shows and how they’re perceived. It’s DiCaprio and Lawrence and Rob Morgan trying to warn the world. I call it a dark comedy.”