Don’t Look Up: Adam McKay’s Netflix Comedy, Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence will star in Adam McKay’s new film, Don’t Look Up, a comedy set to debut on Netflix later this year.

Written by McKay, the movie follows two low-level astronomers who embark on media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet Earth.

“I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence,” McKay said. “She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite talent.’ And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”

Principal photography is expected to commence in April.

McKay will also produce under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick.

“Adam has always had great timing when it comes to making smart, relevant and irreverent films that depict our culture,” Netflix Film chief Scott Stuber said. “Even if he somehow ends up predicting planet Earth’s imminent demise, we’re excited to add this to our slate before it all comes to an end.”