Don't Look Up (2021 film)

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Don't Look Up
Directed byAdam McKay
Produced by
  • Adam McKay
  • Kevin Messick
  • Scott Stuber
  • Betsy Koch
  • Todd Schulman
Written byAdam McKay
Starring
Music byNicholas Britell
CinematographyLinus Sandgren
Edited byHank Corwin
Production
company
Hyperobject Industries
Bluegrass Films
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 2021 (2021)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Don't Look Up is an upcoming American political satire disaster comedy film written and directed by Adam McKay, who produced the film with Scott Stuber.

The film includes an ensemble cast led by Jennifer Lawrence, and Leonardo DiCaprio who portray two low-level astronomers attempting, via a media tour, to warn mankind about an asteroid that will destroy Earth.[1]

The film was produced by Hyperobject Industries and is set to be released by Netflix in 2021.[2]

Premise[edit]

Don’t Look Up tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On November 8, 2019, it was announced that Paramount Pictures would distribute the film, with Adam McKay writing, directing and producing under his Hyperobject Industries banner.[5] On February 19, 2020, Netflix acquired the film from Paramount.[6]

Casting[edit]

On February 19, 2020, Jennifer Lawrence was cast in the film.[6] On May 12, 2020, it was announced that Cate Blanchett had joined the film.[7] In September 2020, Rob Morgan joined the cast.[8] In October 2020, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Matthew Perry, and Tomer Sisley were added.[1] In November 2020, Tyler Perry, Melanie Lynskey and Ron Perlman joined the cast.[9] In December 2020, Chris Evans joined the cast.[10]

Filming[edit]

On February 19, 2020, it was announced that principal photography would start in April 2020.[6] However, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11] Filming commenced on November 18, 2020, at various locations in Boston, Massachusetts.[12][13] Part of the film takes place in New York City but those scenes are also being shot in Boston. The film is being shot in other parts of Massachusetts as well. Filming is expected to last until February of 2021.[14]

Release[edit]

On February 19, 2020, it was announced Netflix planned to release the film in 2020.[6] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming and release of the film were delayed.[15] It is currently scheduled to be released in 2021.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (October 14, 2020). "Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Others Join Jennifer Lawrence In Netflix's 'Don't Look Up' For Adam McKay". Deadline. Archived from the original on October 14, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (January 12, 2021). "Netflix Unveils A 2021 Film Slate With Bigger Volume & Star Wattage; Scott Stuber On The Escalating Film Ambition". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 12, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Sharf, Zack (January 12, 2021). ""Don't Look Up" First Footage Unites DiCaprio and Lawrence as Netflix Touts 2021 Movie Lineup". IndieWire. Archived from the original on January 13, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.}}
  4. ^ Gemmill, Allie (December 8, 2020). "Meryl Streep to Play Jonah Hill's Mom — & President — in Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up"". Collider. Archived from the original on December 11, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (November 8, 2019). "Adam McKay On New Paramount Film Deal, The Meteor Movie He'll Next Helm & The Superhero As Cinema Argument". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 19, 2020). "Netflix Takes Adam McKay Meteor Movie 'Don't Look Up'; Jennifer Lawrence To Star". Deadline. Archived from the original on February 24, 2020. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Edwards, Chris (May 17, 2020). "Cate Blanchett joins Jennifer Lawrence's new Netflix movie". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on November 27, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 9, 2020). "Rob Morgan Set To Co-Star Opposite Jennifer Lawrence in Adam McKay And Netflix's 'Don't Look Up'". Deadline. Archived from the original on September 19, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (November 20, 2020). "Tyler Perry, Melanie Lynskey, Ron Perlman Join Adam McKay's 'Don't Look Up' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 10, 2020). "Chris Evans Joins Adam McKay's Next Movie For Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  11. ^ Moore, Kasey (April 22, 2020). "Every Netflix Production Halted Due to Coronavirus". What's on Netflix. Archived from the original on August 19, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (October 14, 2020). "Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep Join Jennifer Lawrence in Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up"". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  13. ^ Morgan, Rob (November 18, 2020). "Mood: me showing up to set with DiCaprio, JLaw and Meryl Streep with a lil extra #quarantine weight so I had to make a grand entrance like it's cool...🤦🏿‍♂️😳🤣😂. First day shooting #DontLookUp super excited and ready to play with #Greatness. #hardworktastegreat #showtimemakeitlookeasy. Hope you're having a blessed and groovy #humpday doing work you love also. ✊🏿💥". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 2, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  14. ^ Slane, Kevin (January 4, 2021). "Downtown Boston is transformed into New York City as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence film "Don't Look Up"". Boston.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  15. ^ Furn, Daniel (October 15, 2020). "When is Don't Look Up release date? Netflix cast, plot and latest news". RadioTimes. Archived from the original on October 20, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.

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