Don’t Look Up: Netflix's new dark comedy stars all of our crushes

Leo, Timothée, Meryl, Ariana—meet the cast of Don't Look Up, Netflix's star-studded new comedy

Kid Cudi and Ariana Grande in Don't Look Up Netflix
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Footage of Don't Look Up, Netflix's apocalyptic dark comedy due out later this year, has leaked across the Twitterverse, and it already looks like the most farfetched movie premise we've encountered in quite some time. (But we're definitely anxious to see how Meryl Streep fares in her role as the Commander in Chief!) 

It's not often we associate the terms apocalyptic and comedy—especially given the last year—but the film's star-studded cast list will certainly make you curious about this genre hybrid. Plus, Ariana Grande's making an appearance, and we're not one to say no to that.

While the stars might be telling you what to expect this month thanks to our September 2021 horoscope, the cosmos' fictional role in Don't Look Up is not what you'd expect. Learn more about the year's most celeb-filled Netflix watch below!



What is the Don't Look Up Netflix plot?

You might suspect that Don't Look Up is a serious film...until the second you catch a glimpse of Jonah Hill. In the Netflix black comedy, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play “two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.” Hill, the president's son and chief of staff, doesn't seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation, though DiCaprio's "breathing is stressing (him) out, dude." 

It's likely that Don't Look Up will tackle pressing political issues today (namely climate change) and offer outlandish reactions to them...which we're not entirely unfamiliar with if you catch our drift. 

Watch the new Don't Look Up trailer:

Have a quick look at the Adam McKay film below and try not to laugh at Jonah Hill—a next-to-impossible feat. 

Who is in the Don't Look Up cast?

Ready? This list of stars is a doozy

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky
  • Jonah Hill as Jason Orlean
  • Tyler Perry as Jack Bremmer
  • Timothée Chalamet as Yule
  • Ariana Grande as Riley Bina
  • Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee
  • Meryl Street as President Janie Orlean
  • Kid Cudi as DJ Chello
  • Melanie Lynskey as June Mindy
  • Mark Rylance as Peter Isherwell

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in Don't Look Up Netflix

(Image credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX)

Timothee Chalamet in Don't Look Up Netflix

(Image credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX)

Don't Look Up release date: When does it come out?

Don't Look Up will hit theaters as an early holiday present on Friday, December 10, 2021. But for those who want to watch it from the comfort of their own catch, it will be available on the streaming platform starting on Friday, December 24, 2021 at 3 am ET (that's midnight PST and 8 am GMT). 

According to director-writer Adam McKay, the creation of the film changed due to COVID. What was once intended to be a climate change allegory has taken on a somewhat different role.

“We can’t even talk to each other anymore. We can’t even agree. So it’s about climate change, but at its root, it's about what has the internet, what have cellphones, what has the modern world done to the way we communicate,” McKay told Collider.

Whatever it intends to be, Don't Look Up will certainly garner plenty of views by the time it hits screens across the world. Even though specific details have been under wraps, we're hoping we're treated to a sneak peek at Ariana Grande's role in the film next!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.