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Netflix Releases First Official Trailer for ‘Don’t Look Up’

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in Don't Look Up

Netflix today released the official teaser for its upcoming sci-fi black comedy film, Don’t Look Up. Paramount Pictures was initially set to distribute the movie before it was acquired by Netflix. Featuring an ensemble cast unlike any other, Don’t Look Up hits streaming in December.

The movie follows two astronomers, grad student Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio). After discovering a comet on a collision course with Earth, they warn President Janie Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her son and Chief of Staff, Jason Orlean (Jonah Hill).

Thinking they’re the bearer of an information that can make or break humanity’s chances of survival, it turns out the higher ups have already heard lots of ‘the world is ending’ warnings that they’ve stopped caring. Intent on sending a warning to the public, Kate and Randall go on a press tour to save humanity.

Despite their pleas for everyone to listen, the urgency of the situation is only aggravated by the people’s refusal to care. Don’t Look Up may be a disaster film on the outside but it’s certainly a black comedy that addresses relevant issues today like social media and climate change.

Who stars in Don’t Look Up?

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice), Don’t Look Up is Netflix’s most star-studded movie to date. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Mark Rylance, and Tyler Perry star as the movie’s main cast.

Joining them are Rob Morgan (Daredevil), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Ariana Grande (Victorious), Scott Mescudi (We Are Who We Are), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), and Himesh Patel (Yesterday). Chris Evans and Matthew Perry will also appear in the film.

How to watch Don’t Look Up in Australia?

Don’t Look Up will premiere 24th December on Netflix at around 6 pm AEST. If you’re a Telstra customer, you can easily add Netflix to your account for the same monthly plan fee, which starts at $10.99 per month in Australia for the Basic subscription, $15.99 for Standard, and $19.99 for Premium.

Watch Don’t Look Up Teaser here:

Check out the teaser for Don’t Look Up coming to Netflix on 24th December!

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Jena Pelino

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Jena is a writer and editor who mostly covers lifestyle, technology, entertainment, and what's new on streaming TV. When she's not on the lookout for the next best binge-worthy series, she spends her free time easily amused by stretching cats and movie trivia.