Hollywood is ready to get out of quarantine and start making movie magic! Just a day after Warner Bros announced the cast of George Miller’s next movie, Mad Max: Furiosa Netflix announced an A-list cast for Adam McKay’s upcoming film Don’t Look Up. The cast is stacked and includes Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande , Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry, Tomer Sisley, and Rob Morgan.
According to Deadline, “the film follows two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth.” McKay will write, direct and co-produce along with Kevin Messick under McKay’s Hyperobject Industries Banner. McKay is known for previously directing Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Netflix confirmed the news on Wednesday by sharing a tweet with photos of the iconic cast members. “The cast of Adam McKay‘s DON’T LOOK UP is absolutely iconic,” the streaming site tweeted.
The cast of Adam McKay's DON'T LOOK UP is absolutely iconic:— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) October 14, 2020
💫Leonardo DiCaprio joins
💫Jennifer Lawrence &
💫Rob Morgan alongside
💫Tomer Sisley pic.twitter.com/UODRd7r2t8
Fans reacted as expected on Twitter and freaked out, check out some of the best reactions:
meryl streep cate blanchett leonardo dicaprio kid cudi ariana grande jonah hill jennifer lawrence all in one film??? pic.twitter.com/GCfVJFLnU0— chu (@chuuzus) October 14, 2020
First time we don’t get clowned this year— Camila misses Ari #BlackLivesMatter (@0bbgcamila0) October 14, 2020
Wow all the critically acclaimed actors in this cast— Woody and Daffy Duck (@DaffyWoody) October 14, 2020
I smell a ton of Oscar nominations in the future 🏆 pic.twitter.com/U8L8tDhz5P