Adam McKay Says His A-List Netflix Disaster Comedy Is More Than a Climate Change Warning

Adam McKay Says His A-List Netflix Disaster Comedy Is More Than a Climate Change Warning
Last year, filmmaker Adam McKay pulled off possibly the most illustrious casting coup in modern Hollywood history, with his upcoming Netflix movie Don't Look Up featuring an ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and Chris Evans among other A-listers. In an interview with The New York Times, McKay explained the basic premise of his film, about a giant asteroid on a deadly collision course with Earth.

"It's not the most high-concept bizarre idea - the idea of a disaster movie in which people don't necessarily believe that the disaster is coming. It goes back to the trope of the mayor from Jaws: 'Love to prove that, wouldn't you? Get your name into the National Geographic?' So it's two midlevel, very sincere astronomers who make the discovery of a lifetime, which is a killer asteroid headed toward Earth. They have to warn everyone and have to go on a media tour.
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