We’re inching closer to one of our most anticipated shows and it’s none other than the star-studded film, “Don’t Look Up”. The movie features a story centered around an astronomy grad student, and her professor, who makes an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s headed towards 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.
Adam Mckay, the director that brought us blockbuster films like “Step Brothers”, “Anchorman” and “The Big Short”, comes an apocalyptic comedy with an all-star cast that’s hard to miss. Meet the actors and the unique characters they play in the satirical doomsday tale here.
1. Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky
Jennifer Lawrence stars as the headstrong Kate Dibiasky, an astronomy grad student who aids in the discovery of the planet-killing comet that’s headed towards Earth. In order to gain better insight into how her character would carry herself, Lawrence consulted with astronomer and climate change scientist Dr. Amy Mainzer about what it’s like to be a woman in the field of Astronomy, where women are greatly outnumbered by men.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy
Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Dr. Randall Mindy, a tenured professor of astronomy who finds out that Earth is bound to death by a gigantic comet along with Kate Dibiasky. He also heavily credits Dr. Amy Mainzer who helped him round out his portrayal of the sweet and vulnerable scientist.
3. Meryl Streep as President Orlean
Hollywood powerhouse Meryl Streep returns as an anti-heroin, President Orlean who bears the burden of leading the land of the free. Watch as she transforms into a celebrity politician who tries to navigate the world possibly coming to an explosive end.
4. Jonah Hill as Jason Orlean
Jonah Hill star as Jason Orlean, President Orlean’s sycophantic son and Chief of Staff who really wants to keep the news of the Earth-destroying comet under wraps. While every actor in the film improvised some portion of their dialogue, about 40% of what Hill improvised on set made it into the final cut of the film.
5. Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee
Cate Blanchett stars as Brie Evantee, co-host of an upbeat morning show where Kate and Randall visit on their media tour in an attempt to warn the social media obsessed public about the deadly comet before it’s too late.
6. Ariana Grande as Riley Bina
Ariana Grande is set to defy gravity as Glinda in the adaptation of the Tony-winning musical “Wicked”. But here, she plays one the biggest pop stars in the world who gets caught in a tabloid frenzy, and showcases the pitfalls of the social media generation.
7. Timothée Chalamet as Yule
Heartthrob Timothée Chalamet portrays Yule, who meets Kate and forms a unique friendship in the midst of chaos.
Catch these familiar faces in “Don’t Look Up”, coming to Netflix this 24th December 2021.