Don’t Look Up follows two astronomers that must warn everyone on Earth that a giant meteorite will strike the planet in six months.
McKay, who previously directed Anchorman 1 & 2, Step Brothers, and The Big Short will take the reins once again as director, while also writing and co-producing alongside Kevin Messick.
McKay and Messick have worked together on a number of films including The Other Guys, The Big Short, and Anchorman 2. The duo are also working with Jennifer Lawrence on another film titled Bad Blood, an upcoming biography about biotech billionaire Elizabeth Holmes.
While the cast is stacked for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up, this is actually Leonardo DiCaprio’s first film set to premiere on a streaming service after turning down many other roles. He is also starring in Martin Scorcese’s Killers of the Flower Moon alongside Robert De Niro which is being funded by Apple and will hit theaters as well as premiere on Apple TV+ sometime in 2021.
Don’t Look Up is set to release on Netflix in 2021. Until then, why not check out our list of the best comedies of all-time (which features McKay’s Anchorman) and everything coming to Netflix this month.