Adam McKay is working with an all-star cast for his latest project. The writer behind films like The Big Short and Step Brothers is back at with Don’t Look Up, a Netflix comedy set to star Jennifer Lawrence. While we knew we’d be seeing the Hunger Games actress, Netflix just revealed a whole slew of big names who signed on to the project.
The streaming platform revealed on Twitter today that the cast of Don’t Look Up will now include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry and Tomer Sisley. The new names come after Lawrence, Rob Morgan and Cate Blanchett were previously announced as cast members.
Don’t Look Up follows Lawrence as a low-level astronomer who, along with her partner (rumored to be played by DiCaprio), discovers an asteroid barreling toward earth, set to hit the planet in only six months. Together, the two embark on a tour across America to warn the country of the imminent danger, but not everyone feels the sense of urgency they do.
“I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence,” McKay said in a statement earlier this year, per IndieWire. “She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite act.’ And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Don’t Look Up is set to begin filming later next month in Boston, with McKay directing and also producing the film along with Kevin Messick. The film marks McKay’s latest since 2018’s Vice, which was nominated for eight Oscars.
The new additions to the film have been keeping busy, many of them with big projects set to come out soon. DiCaprio is also working on Killers of the Flower Moon, while Streep is set to star in another upcoming Netflix project, The Prom, as well as HBO Max’s Let Them All Talk, and Chalamet has Denis Villeneuve’s Dune coming up.
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