Netflix's 'Don't Look Up': Cast, Plot, Trailer & Spoilers

Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Timothee Chalamet Join Star-Studded Cast of Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’

The film, which McKay is also writing and co-producing, stars DiCaprio and Lawrence as two low-level astronomers who identify an asteroid heading towards Earth.

Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry and Tomer Sisley are also joining the cast, which also includes the previously announced Rob Morgan.

The film, directed by Adam McKay, boasts one of the most glittering ensemble casts in recent Hollywood history. The scientists embark on a tour around the country warning the population about its inevitable death, but people aren't so quick to believe them or care.

"I think, God almighty do we need laughter right now", said McKay talking about the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming U.S. election.

McKay and Lawrence were originally scheduled to begin production on "Don't Look Up" in April, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed that plan back.

While the cast is stacked for Netflix's Don't Look Up, this is actually Leonardo DiCaprio's first film set to premiere on a streaming service after turning down many other roles.

DiCaprio is also starring in Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon" adaptation.

McKay, whose last film Vice told the story of former USA vice president Dick Cheney, says he wanted to work on something a bit lighter as a palette cleanser. The film is said to be a comedy. "I would compare it more to somewhere between the Mike Judge stuff and 'Wag the Dog.' A hard amusing satire is what we're going for".

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