Don’t Look Up: Chris Evans Joins Adam McKay’s Netflix Film
According to Deadline, MCU alum Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame, Knives Out, Defending Jacob) has joined Adam McKay’s upcoming Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up, expanding the A-list ensemble cast. Details regarding Evans’ character in the project are being kept under wraps.
The film, which is being written and directed by McKay (Vice, The Big Short), will center on two low-level astronomers who have to embark on a media tour around the globe in an effort to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that is going to destroy Earth.
The cast for the film will be led by Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Jennifer Lawrence (Dark Phoenix) as the central astronomers alongside Meryl Streep (The Prom), Jonah Hill (The Beach Bum), Himesh Patel (Yesterday), Timothée Chalamet (Dune), Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette?), Rob Morgan (Luke Cage), Tyler Perry (Gone Girl, Vice), Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock, Mrs. America), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Monster Hunter). The Netflix film will also feature a number of cameos including Ariana Grande (Kidding), Kid Cudi (Bill & Ted Face the Music), Matthew Perry (Friends), and Tomer Sisley (Messiah).
McKay has had a successful run in the satire genre over the past few years, earning one Oscar nomination and one win for 2016’s The Big Short and three Oscar nominations for 2018’s Vice, including Best Picture. The 52-year-old filmmaker will produce the project alongside partner Kevin Messick via their productions banner Hyperobject Industries.
Don’t Look Up is currently shooting in Boston.
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