Oscar Winners Gather in a Comedy Movie “Don’t Look Up” To Raise Awareness on Climate Change

- 08 December 2021 20:38 WIB
Illustration: Netflix
Illustration: Netflix

JAKARTADAILY.ID - Several Academy Award winners are taking part in Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up", a 2-hours-18-minutes humorous satire that talks about climate change, Reuters reported on Tuesday (December 7, 2021).

In the Netflix (NFLX.O) film, Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio play astronomers who make an unexpected finding of a comet circling within the solar system. Trouble arises when they find out it's on the direct collision route with Earth.

They now have the mission to warn the world of an approaching comet that is set to destroy the planet. Unfortunately, Meryl Streep, who plays President Janie Orlean, does not heed their message, forcing the desperate astronauts to launch a media campaign to get the news across.

"Sit tight and assess" is the character's first reaction to the bad news brought by the astronomers, says three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep. The message of the movie is: "Look up ... we know what's coming and we can do something about it."

DiCaprio himself is an environmental campaigner, and he's been vocal about how they've been hoping to get the word out about the climate change situation. Fortunately for him, McKay really tapped the code with this storyline. He said everyone looks at this story as an "incredibly unique gift".

Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Tyler Perry, Mark Rylance, and singer Ariana Grande are also among the film's cast.

"Don't Look Up" will hit Netflix on December 24, 2021.

Editor: Mukhtar Wijaya

Source: Reuters, windsorstar.com, kfgo.com


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