While 2020 has been a rough year for many people, Netflix is planning to end the year with a bang. The website, which according to Market Watch, is streamed almost 140 million hours per day in total, has just announced plans on a new Netflix movie and fans have already called it a “star-studded affair”.
On October 14, film director Adam McKay had announced the cast of the new Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up!” The movie will feature an iconic ensemble of actors and actresses including: Leonardo Di Caprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill , Himesh Patel, Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry, and Tomer Sisley. While these actors and actresses had played numerous roles in movies, they all plan to come together to create one plot which McKay had commented “The bleakest thing I have ever worked on”
The plot consists of two astronomers, presumably Di Caprio and Lawrence, who learn about a meteor that is about to destroy earth. Therefore, the astronomers must embark on a media tour to alert mankind about this event. While McKay has not disclosed much information about the movie itself, the unique cast has fans already pumped and making predictions about their roles.
DiCaprio could be the “unfamiliar” character in the film, Lawrence could be the influential character, Morgan could be the strong, tough character, Streep, Hill, Perry, and Sisley could all be the comic relief, Blanchett has played a wide variety of roles so Netflix can definitely take advantage of that, Patel and Chalamet could be seen as the characters with the most drama, and Grande and Kid Cudi could be the “musical” characters.
With a cast ensemble that even Netflix itself defines as “absolutely iconic”, it is difficult to predict what specific roles the characters will play. The possibilities are endless.