Don't Look Up Movie (2021) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Don’t Look Up

December 10, 2021
138 minutes
Status: released

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Don’t Look Up Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Budget $75 million
Box office$791,863
Release dateDecember 5, 2021 (New York City)
December 10, 2021 (United States)
Running time 138 minutes
StarringLeonardo DiCaprio
Jennifer Lawrence
Rob Morgan
Jonah Hill
Mark Rylance
Tyler Perry
Timothée Chalamet
Ron Perlman
Ariana Grande
Scott Mescudi
Himesh Patel
Melanie Lynskey
Cate Blanchett
Meryl Streep
Directed by Adam McKay
Screenplay by Adam McKay
Story by Adam McKay
David Sirota
Produced by Adam McKay
Kevin Messick
Cinematography Linus Sandgren
Edited by Hank Corwin
Music by Nicholas Britell
Production company Hyperobject Industries
Distributed by Netflix

Don’t Look Up Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy, an astronomy professor at Michigan State University (MSU) and Kate’s teacher
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, an MSU doctoral candidate in astronomy
  • Meryl Streep as Janie Orlean, the President of the United States
  • Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee, co-host of The Daily Rip
  • Rob Morgan as Dr. Teddy Oglethorpe, head of the Planetary Defense Coordination Office
  • Jonah Hill as Jason Orlean, the White House Chief of Staff and President Orlean’s son
  • Mark Rylance as Peter Isherwell, the billionaire CEO of the fictitious tech company BASH and one of Orlean’s top donors
  • Tyler Perry as Jack Bremmer, the co-host of The Daily Rip
  • Timothée Chalamet as Yule, a young shoplifter whom Kate befriends
  • Ron Perlman as Colonel Benedict Drask, war veteran and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient who is sent up with the initial launch to divert the comet
  • Ariana Grande as Riley Bina, an international pop music star
  • Kid Cudi (credited as his real name Scott Mescudi)[10] as DJ Chello, an international rapper who becomes Riley’s fiancé on The Daily Rip
  • Himesh Patel as Phillip Kaj, a journalist at Autopsy and Kate’s boyfriend
  • Melanie Lynskey as June Mindy, Dr. Randall Mindy’s wife
  • Michael Chiklis as Dan Pawketty, the host of the conservative Patriot News Network
  • Tomer Sisley as Adul Grelio, the senior editor at the New York Herald
  • Paul Guilfoyle as US Air Force Lieutenant General Stuart Themes, The Pentagon liaison to the White House
  • Robert Joy as Congressman Tenant, a congressman and follower of Janie


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 an 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?.

About Don’t Look Up Movie:

Don’t Look Up is an American epic apocalyptic political satire black comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Adam McKay from a story he co-wrote with David Sirota. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.

Produced by McKay’s Hyperobject Industries and Bluegrass Films, the film was announced in November 2019. Originally set for a theatrical release by Paramount Pictures, the distribution rights were acquired by Netflix several months later. Lawrence became the first member of the cast to join, with DiCaprio signing on after his discussions with McKay on adjustments to the script; the rest of the cast was added through 2020.

Filming was initially set to begin in April 2020 in Massachusetts, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; it eventually began in November 2020 and wrapped in February 2021.

Don’t Look Up began a limited theatrical release on December 10, 2021, before streaming on Netflix on December 24. It was praised for the cast’s performances and the musical score, but critics were divided on the merits of McKay’s satire; some found it deft, while others criticized it as smug and heavy-handed. The film was received more positively by scientists.

Don’t Look Up was named one of the top ten films of 2021 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute. It received four Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), four Golden Globe Award nominations (including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy), six Critics’ Choice Award nominations, (including Best Picture), and also won Best Original Screenplay at the 74th Writers Guild of America Awards.

The film set a new record for the most viewing hours in a single week on Netflix and went on to become the second-most-watched movie on Netflix within 28 days of release.