Jennifer Lawrence transforms for new film role in Netflix’s Don’t Look Up

By Lewis Knight

Netflix has released a trailer for its starry new satirical comedy Don’t Look Up.

Uniting Oscar-winning stars Jennifer Lawrence - sporting red hair and piercings - and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film comes from writer-director Adam McKay, the man behind Anchorman, The Big Short and Vice.

The new topical film will tackle a potential natural disaster and the apathy of mankind who mostly seem to be indifferent to impending doom.

The official plot synopsis from Netflix reads: “Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system.

“The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate."

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It continues: “With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean ( Meryl Streep ) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason ( Jonah Hill ), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie ( Cate Blanchett ) and Jack ( Tyler Perry )."

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The synopsis concludes: “With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media-obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!”

As if the likes of Lawrence, DiCaprio, Morgan, Hill, Perry, Blanchett and Streep weren’t enough to tempt you then there are even more big names to round out the cast.

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Also look out for Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, Dune star Timothee Chalamet, Hellboy’s Ron Perlman, Kid Cudi himself Scott Mescudi, Yesterday star Himesh Patel, indie darling Melanie Lynskey, and The Shield star Michael Chiklis.

The music also comes from Succession series composer Nicholas Britell.

If this one hits correctly then perhaps award success beckons for Netflix!

*Don’t Look Up is released in UK cinemas on December 10 and is then released on Netflix on Christmas Eve.

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