It looks like Netflix is going all out on its latest project. The streaming service recently announced plans to produce a new film written and directed by Adam McKay, the genius behind it. Anchorman, Half brothers, Nights of Talladega, The big court and Vice. According to Variety, the film, titled Do not seek, apparently stars Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, who in combination with McKay’s hit series would have been more than enough to make sure we stayed tuned. But the power of the stars doesn’t stop there.
Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Timothée Chalamet are also on board, as are Matthew Perry, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill and Himesh Patel. Oh, and lest you think talent is limited to famous actors only, singers Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi are also involved. Uh, yeah, we go absolutely add this to our watchlist as soon as it is released.
Little is known about Do not seek so far, but what we do know is that the film will follow two low-level astronomers who discover an incoming asteroid large enough to destroy the planet, then embark on a media tour to warn the world of its impending doom. . Lawrence and DiCaprio are said to play the two main scientists. Filming was originally scheduled to begin in April 2020, but due to the pandemic it has been postponed until the end of this year. Fingers crossed he isn’t pushed back any further, as we already can’t wait to get a glimpse of this all-star cast in action.
Before that, you can catch Streep in another Ryan Murphy Netflix production (Does Man Ever Sleep?) Prom, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming comedy Let Them All Talk on HBO Max. Equally busy bee Chalamet recently finished filming the sci-fi adventure Dune and Wes Anderson The French dispatch and is set to play Bob Dylan in a biopic directed by James Mangold (Walk the line) entitled Switch to electricity. (Interestingly, Cate Blanchett also portrayed Bob Dylan, so maybe they can swap notes on set.)
As for DiCaprio, he was supposed to have already finished filming Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of The flower moon killers, but production has been pushed back to February 2021 due to COVID-19. Hopefully that doesn’t force DiCaprio to choose between the two projects.
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