As if Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up wasn’t star-gazing enough, Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep have joined Academy Award winners Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett in the astronaut drama that’s expected to begin film the Netflix feature by year’s end.
The film is about a pair of astronomers (presumably DiCaprio and Lawrence) who try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant a meteorite that will destroy planet in six months.
In addition to that award-winning lineup, Academy Award nominees Timothée Chalamet and Jonah Hill are also on board, alongside Rob Morgan, Himesh Patel, Grammy winner Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry, Tomer Sisley and Grammy winner Ariana Grande. In all, the cast has amassed 42 Oscar nominations including 7 wins and 12 Emmy nominations including three wins and the film is being shot by the film is being shot by 10-ime Oscar nominated and 3-time Oscar winning cinematographer Robert Richardson. Director Adam McKay is himself a multi-Oscar nominee and a winner for Best Adapted Screenplay (The Big Short).
McKay is also producing the film with Kevin Messick for McKay’s Hyperobject Industries.