'Don't Look Up' trailer: Comet approaching, world ending, governments laughing
Netflix has finally released the much-awaited trailer of Don't Look Up, which shows how lightly the governments and authorities take "the world is ending" warnings and meetings. The 1:05-minute-long teaser features many members of the film's ensemble cast such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, and Ariana Grande among others. So many Academy Award winners in one frame!
Dr. Randall Mindy is having a nervous breakdown
The teaser begins with DiCaprio's Dr. Randall Mindy, an astronomer, panting in a washroom as if he has had an asthma or panic attack. After a while, it cuts to Lawrence's Dr. Kate Dibiasky, also an astronomer, which shows her stunned after noticing something on a screen. We're again taken to Mindy's nervous breakdown scene, and then we see them inside a flight.
Watch the trailer here
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Don’t Look Up is in select theaters on December 10 and arrives December 24 on Netflix pic.twitter.com/hGi8PVVxZZ
We see glimpses of other actors in the trailer
In between the intervening title cards that show the director's name and other such details, we see footage of destruction and glimpses of other actors. For example, a long-haired Timothée Chalamet as Quentin appears, and then we see Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee and Tyler Perry as Jack Bremmer inside a newsroom-type setup. Mindy's attack, as it is progressing, is shown as well.
Will affect entire planet, warns Mindy to a disinterested President
"Your breathing is stressing me out," says Hill, who plays Jason Orlean, President Orlean's son and Chief of Staff. "This will affect the entire planet," says Mindy, while the trailer cuts to Streep (President Janie Orlean), who has clear disinterest written on her face. "I know, but, it's like, so stressful," Hill continues, annoying Mindy and Dibiasky. The trailer further shows Grande's Riley Bina.
Netflix also shared 'a closer look' at the characters
Take a closer look at Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep in Don’t Look Up pic.twitter.com/DAK4mgD1tP— Netflix (@netflix) September 8, 2021
The film hits Netflix a day before Christmas
Dibiasky tries to warn about an incoming comet that will destroy the world, and the Orleans laugh it off, with Jason calling such meetings "so boring." Oscar-winner Adam McKay is the director, screenwriter, and producer of the film, which hits Netflix on December 24. It will also release in select theaters 14 days prior. Hyperobject Industries and Bluegrass Films are backing the project.