Don't Look Up (2021 film)

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Don't Look Up is an upcoming American black comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Adam McKay. The film features an ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, who portray two low-level astronomers attempting, via a media tour, to warn mankind about an asteroid that will destroy Earth.

Don't Look Up
Directed byAdam McKay
Written byAdam McKay
Produced by
  • Adam McKay
  • Kevin Messick
  • Scott Stuber
  • Betsy Koch
  • Todd Schulman
Starring
CinematographyLinus Sandgren
Edited byHank Corwin
Music byNicholas Britell
Production
companies
  • Hyperobject Industries
  • Bluegrass Films
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 2021 (2021)
Running time
145 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Produced by Hyperobject Industries and Bluegrass Films, the film is set to be released by Netflix in 2021.[1]

PremiseEdit

The film tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.[2]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On November 8, 2019, it was announced that Paramount Pictures would distribute the film, with Adam McKay writing, directing and producing under his Hyperobject Industries banner.[4] On February 19, 2020, Netflix acquired the film from Paramount.[5]

WritingEdit

McKay wrote the part of Dibiasky specifically for Lawrence. He spent four to five months going over ideas with DiCaprio, tweaking the script before DiCaprio ultimately signed on.[6]

CastingEdit

On February 19, 2020, Jennifer Lawrence was cast in the film.[5] On May 12, 2020, it was announced that Cate Blanchett had joined the film.[7] In September 2020, Rob Morgan joined the cast.[8] In October 2020, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Matthew Perry, and Tomer Sisley were added.[9][10] In November 2020, Tyler Perry, Melanie Lynskey and Ron Perlman joined the cast.[11] In December 2020, Chris Evans joined the cast.[12] Gina Gershon, Mark Rylance, and Michael Chiklis were revealed as part of the cast in February 2021.[13][14] Paul Guilfoyle was announced in May.[15]

FilmingEdit

On February 19, 2020, it was announced that principal photography would start in April 2020.[5] However, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[16] Filming commenced on November 18, 2020, at various locations in Boston, Massachusetts.[17] Part of the film takes place in New York City with Boston standing in as New York. The movie was also filmed in other Massachusetts cities including Brockton, Framingham, and Westborough.[a][18][19] On February 5, 2021, Jennifer Lawrence was mildly injured during filming when a controlled glass explosion went awry.[20] On February 18, 2021, principal photography wrapped.[21]

ReleaseEdit

On February 19, 2020, it was announced Netflix planned to release the film in 2020.[5] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming and release of the film were delayed.[22] It is currently scheduled to be released in 2021.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Additional filming locations include Canton, Chicopee, Fall River, Norton, Salisbury, Weymouth, and Worcester.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (January 12, 2021). "Netflix Unveils A 2021 Film Slate With Bigger Volume & Star Wattage; Scott Stuber On The Escalating Film Ambition". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 12, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
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  3. ^ a b c d Munzenrrieder, Kyle (January 25, 2021). "What Is Don't Look Up Even About?". W. Archived from the original on February 9, 2021. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (November 8, 2019). "Adam McKay On New Paramount Film Deal, The Meteor Movie He'll Next Helm & The Superhero As Cinema Argument". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 19, 2020). "Netflix Takes Adam McKay Meteor Movie 'Don't Look Up'; Jennifer Lawrence To Star". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 24, 2020. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Guerrasio, Jason (April 23, 2021). "Leonardo DiCaprio spent 5 months tweaking Netflix's "Don't Look Up" script before signing on". Insider. Archived from the original on April 26, 2021. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  7. ^ Edwards, Chris (May 17, 2020). "Cate Blanchett joins Jennifer Lawrence's new Netflix movie". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on November 27, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 9, 2020). "Rob Morgan Set To Co-Star Opposite Jennifer Lawrence in Adam McKay And Netflix's 'Don't Look Up'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 19, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Gemmill, Allie (December 8, 2020). "Meryl Streep to Play Jonah Hill's Mom — & President — in Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up"". Collider. Archived from the original on December 11, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 14, 2020). "Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Others Join Jennifer Lawrence In Netflix's 'Don't Look Up' For Adam McKay". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 14, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (November 20, 2020). "Tyler Perry, Melanie Lynskey, Ron Perlman Join Adam McKay's 'Don't Look Up' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 10, 2020). "Chris Evans Joins Adam McKay's Next Movie For Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  13. ^ Haring, Bruce (February 5, 2021). "Stewart Talent Signs Gina Gershon, Laila Odom For Representation". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 6, 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  14. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 8, 2021). "Mark Rylance And Michael Chiklis Join Adam McKay's 'Don't Look Up' At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (3 May 2021). "'CSI: Vegas' Jamie McShane To Recur In CBS Sequel, Paul Guilfoyle To Reprise Jim Brass Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  16. ^ Moore, Kasey (April 22, 2020). "Every Netflix Production Halted Due to Coronavirus". What's on Netflix. Archived from the original on August 19, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  17. ^ Kit, Borys (October 14, 2020). "Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep Join Jennifer Lawrence in Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up"". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  18. ^ Slane, Kevin (February 5, 2021). "'Don't Look Up' continues to film all over Massachusetts. Here's the latest on the Netflix blockbuster". Boston.com. Archived from the original on February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  19. ^ Slane, Kevin (January 4, 2021). "Downtown Boston is transformed into New York City as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence film "Don't Look Up"". Boston.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  20. ^ Wilkinson, Joseph (February 5, 2021). "Jennifer Lawrence injured on "Don't Look Up" set in Boston". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on February 6, 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  21. ^ Slane, Kevin (February 18, 2021). ""Don't Look Up" wraps filming after 3 months in Massachusetts". Boston.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  22. ^ Furn, Daniel (October 15, 2020). "When is Don't Look Up release date? Netflix cast, plot and latest news". Radio Times. Archived from the original on October 20, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.

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