Leonardo DiCaprio

During the Olympics, a brief teaser aired for Adam McKay's upcoming comedy, Don't Look Up. Details about this film have been notoriously hard to come by, so this thirty second video has revealed an enormous amount of new information.


Don't Look Up stars Leonardo DiCaprio (with outrageous facial hair) and Jennifer Lawrence as a pair of middling astronomers who discover a massive oncoming asteroid, headed straight for Earth. The collision could potentially wipe out all of humanity, so the astronomers launch a massive media tour to alert people about the threat. Their hope is that they can convince someone in power to send an expedition into space and divert the comet, a la Deep Impact.

As shown by the teaser, one of the meetings on this tour is with the president, played by Meryl Streep, and her son and Chief of Staff, played by Jonah Hill. The scene, which contains some of McKay's trademark humor, shows that DiCaprio's character is going to have a debilitating breathing problem, and that Hill's character will attempt to downplay the seriousness of their rapidly-approaching doom.

The cast has been zestfully stacked with A-list talent: Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Chris Evans (who originally had a larger role but now only appears in one small scene), and Matthew Perry all make appearances in the film. With such a roster, it's no surprise that the film's runtime is nearly two and a half hours.

Don't Look Up premieres on Netflix sometime in late 2021.

BECOME
AN INSIDER!
By clicking "Subscribe", you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Netflix

Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

Kim Kardashian West

Twitter

It's October 21st, so you know what that means. Kim K's birthday has arrived!

KEEP READING Show less