For those not in the know on Don’t Look Up, the forthcoming feature is a Netflix Original, and is about as star-studded as they come. Written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up centers around a pair of astronomers with a difficult task on their hands: They must inform Earth’s citizens that a comet is headed for the planet, and will inevitably destroy it. (Now you get why Don’t Look Up bears that title.)
Lawrence stars in Don’t Look Up as Kate Dibiasky, one of the two aforementioned astronomers. The other is Dr. Randall Mindy, played by none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. Chalamet, who was filming opposite Lawrence when she sustained her on-set injury, portrays a character called Quentin, while a mountain of other A-listers round out the cast.
There’s Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee; Meryl Streep as Janie Orlean, the president of the film’s version of the United States; Jonah Hill as Janie’s son (and Chief of Staff) Jason; Ariana Grande as Riley Bina; Rob Morgan as Dr. Clayton “Teddy” Oglethorpe; Tyler Perry as Jack Bremmer; Captain America himself, Chris Evans, as Peter Isherwell; and OG Hellboy actor Ron Perlman as Colonel Ben Drask. Thought that was enough? Think again: Friends alum Matthew Perry, Yesterday and Tenet star Himesh Patel, Messiah actor Tomer Sisley, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), and Two and a Half Men star Melanie Lynskey also feature in Don’t Look Up.
We’re wishing Lawrence a speedy recovery in the coming days. Look out for Don’t Look Up on Netflix later this year.