Netflix’s end-of-the-world juggernaut Don’t Look Up premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Dec. 5 and brought out just as many stars as its ensemble cast.
In addition to favorite New York celebrities and beloved members of the science world, movie cast members Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Ron Perlman, Tyler Perry, Himesh Patel and Kid Cudi hit the premiere carpet. (A pregnant!) Jennifer Lawrence also attended, looking absolutely gorgeous in a dripping gold Dior gown.
Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett and Ariana Grande were among those in the film that did not attend the NYC premiere.
Don’t Look Up tells the story of two low-level astronomers who go on a vast media tour to warn the world of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth. Astronomy grad student Kate (Lawrence) and professor Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) do their best to take on the 24-hour news cycle with only six months until the comet hits. On the way, they embark on a comical media tour that includes meeting with the indifferent President Orlean (Streep) and her slimy son (and Chief of Staff) Jason (Hill).
Given the timely nature of writer-director Adam McKay’s film, the premiere also drew Bill Nye, Florence Pugh, Jeremy Strong, Michael Gandolfini, Cat Cohen and Sarah Sherman.
McKay explained to Netflix that his approach to the movie considers the need for a comical lens for something so weighty.
“I knew the movie needed to be laugh-out-loud funny,” he said. “I've always been intrigued with the idea of finding a way to encapsulate these giant looming threats that we’re faced with in this world, but to show it in a way that has a bit of fun with it.”
“Making such a difficult thing to talk about, like climate change, lighthearted and funny, pointing out the embarrassing truths in all of us — it leaves this blameless place where we can actually look at an issue and laugh at it instead of pointing fingers at each other,” Lawrence added.
Don’t Look Up will be in select theaters on Dec. 10 and will then stream on Netflix beginning Dec. 24.