What will it take to get the world to just look up?

Published December 13, 2021, 12:09 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Netflix hosts world premiere of apocalyptic film Don’t Look Up at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York

On Dec. 5, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Netflix hosted the world premiere of Don’t Look Up with cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Scott Mescudi, Ron Perlman, Tomer Sisley, Himesh Patel, Paul Guilfoyle, and writer, director, and producer Adam McKay. 

Filmmaker attendees included executive producer Jeff G. Waxman, co-producers David Sirota and Staci Roberts-Steele, composer Nicholas Britell, songwriter Taura Stinson, editor Hank Corwin, director of photography Linus Sandgren, science consultant Amy Mainzer, podcast producer Danielle Waxman, music supervisor Gabe Hilfer, and post producer Lisa Rodgers. 

It turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate.

In Don’t Look Up, story by David Sirota, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo 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. It turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. 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). 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?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 05: Adam McKay speaks onstage during the “Don’t Look Up” World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix)

Don’t Look Up is written and directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short) and also stars Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, and Tomer Sisley.

The film streams on Netflix on Dec. 24. Follow @dontlookupfilm on Instagram.

 
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