On Sunday, December 5, 2021, 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/Producer Adam McKay.
Filmmaker Attendees included Jeff G. Waxman (Executive Producer), David Sirota (Story by/Co-Producer), Staci Roberts-Steele (Co-Producer), Nicholas Britell (Composer), Taura Stinson (Songwriter), Hank Corwin (Editor), Linus Sandgren (Director of Photography), Amy Mainzer (Science Consultant), Danielle Waxman (Podcast Producer), Gabe Hilfer (Music Supervisor), Lisa Rodgers (Post Producer)
Additional Notable Attendees included Alex Moffat, Bill Nye, Cherry Jones, Christopher Abbott, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Rowley, Danica Patrick, Donny Deutsch, Florence Pugh, Geoffrey Fletcher, Grace Gummer & Mark Ronson, Jason Genao, Jeremy Strong, Jill Kargman, Joe Pantoliano, Julia Fox, Kathryn Gallagher, Michael Gandolfini, Noah Syndergaard, Q-Tip, Renee Rapp, Sarah Sherman, Sebastian Stan, Tobias Lindholm, Willa Fitzgerald, Zach Braff.
“Don’t Look Up” follows 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. 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?!
The film 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.
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