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Adam McKay’s Netflix Movie ‘Don’t Look Up’: Everything we Know so Far


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Adam McKay, extremely well known for his hilarious films with Will Ferrel, and his work on The Big Short and Vice, will be directing his first Original feature for Netflix, Don’t Look Up. We’ll be keeping track of all of the latest news and updates for Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up.

Don’t Look Up is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy written and directed by Adam McKay. Handling the production is McKay’s Hyperobject Industries, to which Kevin Messick will co-produce the feature alongside McKay.


When is the Don’t Look Up Netflix release date?

Don’t Look Up is due to be released on Netflix in 2021. But thanks to delays to filming caused by the global pandemic, we aren’t expecting to see Don’t Look Up on Netflix until the end of the year.


Who are the cast members of Don’t Look Up?

The full cast list for Don’t Look Up has been confirmed:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Kate Dibiasky Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger | Silver Linings Playbook | American Hustle
Brie Evantee Cate Blanchett Carol | The Lord of the Rings | Blue Jasmine
Dr. Randall Mindy Leonardo DiCaprio Inception | The Departed | The Wolf of Wall Street
President Janie Orlean Meryl Streep Out of Africa | The Devil Wears Prada | Sophie’s Choice
Jason Orlean Jonah Hill 21 Jump Street | 22 Jump Street | The Wolf of Wall Street
June Melanie Lynskey Togetherness | Heavenly Creatures | Up in the Air
Dan Pawketty Matthew Perry Friends | The Whole Nine Yards | Fools Rush In
Riley Bina Ariana Grande Sam & Cat | Beauty and the Beast | Victorious
Phillip Himesh Patel Yesterday | Tenet | Eastenders
TBA Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name | Lady Bird | Beautiful Boy
TBA Chris Evans Avengers Assemble | Captain America: Civil War | Knives Out
TBA Ron Pearlman Hand of God | Hellboy | Pacific Rim
TBA Tyler Perry Diary of a Mad Black Woman | Gone Girl | Madea’s Family Reunion
TBA Kid Cudi Need for Speed | Project X | Rampage
TBA Rob Morgan Mudbound | Daredevil | Godless

Don’t Look Up will be the fourth Netflix Original that Cate Blanchett has been attached to. Previously, Blanchett has starred in the animated feature Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and the Australian drama Stateless. Her project with Netflix is a starring role in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio.

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The 2010s was an extremely busy decade for Jennifer Lawrence. In the past ten years, she has starred in some of the biggest franchises, earning an Academy Award along the way, but it’s only now that one of Hollywood’s best leading ladies will be starring in her first Netflix Original.

Notably, this will be the first Netflix Original starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Rob Morgan is an easily recognizable figure on Netflix, having starred in many projects over the past five years.

So far Morgan has had roles in the following Originals:

  • Daredevil
  • The Defenders
  • Godless
  • It’s Bruno
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage
  • Mudbound
  • The Punisher
  • Stranger Things
  • The Week Of

Alongside the production of Don’t Look Up, Morgan will star alongside Sandra Bullock in a future untitled Graham King project.

This will be the second time Rob Morgan has worked with Adam McKay after his time spent on the upcoming HBO series about the NBA team Los Angeles Lakers.


What is the plot of Don’t Look Up?

Only a brief synopsis for the film has been released so far.

A pair of astronomers try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant a meteorite will destroy planet in six months.


What is the production status of Don’t Look Up?

Official Production Status: Filming (Last Updated: 12/01/2021)

Filming had been planned to start in February 2020, but due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic principal photography didn’t begin until November 2020.

Shooting has taken place in Boston, Massachusetts, and isn’t expected to finish until February 2021.


Are you excited for Don’t Look Up on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!



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Updated: January 12, 2021 — 4:26 pm

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