Adam McKay concocts a funny gift for Netflix: a comedy about the end of the world where no one believes the whistleblowers. Not even the President of the United States (Meryl Streep)!
Netflix has already unveiled an intriguing teaser of Don’t Look Up: Cosmic Denial, Adam McKay’s next film (The Big Short). As well as’a first extract with tasty dialogues led by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in scientists discovering that a comet will soon fall on our heads. The problem is, no one believes them. The President of the United States, played by Meryl Streep, is even trying to lower the percentage of “luck” let disaster happen, badly advised by Jonah Hill! Chris Evans, Ron Perlman, Mark Rylance, Michael Chiklis, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Perry, Timothée Chalamet and Tomer Sisley will also be showing in this comedy based on a serious subject, which the platform has programmed. at Christmas. Appointment is made on December 24 to discover the result.
Here is the video, as well as a few words from the director, which presented its black comedy in the spring of 2021: “It’s not a weird conceptual idea. The idea is to make a disaster movie where people don’t necessarily believe the disaster is happening. It actually goes back to the Teeth of the Sea and the Mayor’s themes. of the city putting on blinders: “Would you like to be able to prove it, eh? To put your name in National Geographic?” Except that here we are talking about two fairly average astronomers, but very sincere and who make the discovery of a life. They come across a fatal asteroid, heading towards Earth. They must warn everyone and make a media tour. . And so we follow them on their world tour to warn the population. A bit like an equivalent of Twitter. We follow them navigating the political landscape. We follow them navigating the talk shows that make the buzz on TV and we see how they are perceived by people, by the world. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence and Rob Morgan trying to warn the world … I would say it’s a dark comedy! “