A Netflix release date for Adam McKay’s next film, Don’t Look Up, has been confirmed. The latest photo of McKay, which will be released in select theaters on December 10, will be available on Netflix for streaming on December 24.
While Don’t Look Up is McKay’s third drama as a writer/director, the film is also eagerly anticipated as another scathing commentary on current events and American politics. Like the characters of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, they embark on a journey to warn the world that an asteroid is on its way to destroy Earth.
Both DiCaprio and Lawrence star as amateur astronomers who try to warn the public of an impending comet disaster, but find it hard to be taken seriously. Meryl Streep plays the president and Jonah Hill plays her son and chief of staff. While McKay’s films aren’t always subtle, he seems to appeal to the public’s inability to believe what experts claim.
According to McKay, he wanted his photo to be a critique of the world’s response to climate change, but the epidemic has shifted the film.”
“That’s how it started. It wasn’t long before a pandemic broke out and we learned a lot more about how we communicate with each other. Despite our best efforts, we cannot communicate with each other. So it’s about climate change, but at its core it’s about what the internet and mobile phones have done to our communications.”
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, McKay’s 2004 directorial debut, has a massive cast, but Don’t Look Up may have the biggest cast yet. The film also stars Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman and Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Street and Himesh Patel, as well as Chris Evans, Tomer Sisley, Melanie Lynskey, Ginny Gershon and Michael Chiklis.
Beginning December 10, Don’t Look Up will be available in select theaters and on Netflix. For now we have to wait for further updates.