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The Most Star-studded Netflix Comedy “Don’t Look Up” Kicked Off Production

Seemingly half of Hollywood are part of Adam McKay's new Netflix comedy, along with Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, “Don’t Look Up” will also star Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and more. Meanwhile, Singer Ariana Grande and rapper Kid Cudi and others will also appear in the comedy.

(Photo Source: Celebrities starring in upcoming “Don’t Look Up”, Internet )

According to Netflix official press release, “Don’t Look Up” tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet earth. The film is known to be directed and produced under Adam’s Hyperobject Industries (production house) banner with co-director Kevin Messick. And the actual release date is too early to know for now, but is most likely coming to Netflix in late 2021 or early 2022.

As Netflix has landed one of the most star-studded comedies in recent memory, you may wonder what will be the production budget for this kind-of film? Well the rumored-budget is $75 million, it seems pretty reasonable given that so many stars are attached in just one film. Compared with the latest Netflix global hit comedy “Murder Mystery(2019)” with the budget of $24 million which starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, “Don’t Look Up” seems like an expensive one.

Even under unprecedented time, the production team kicked off the shooting across the state. The film was originally set to begin filming in Boston back in April, but is now aiming to wrap during the fall and winter months. Movie stars were required to be quarantined in their hotels for weeks at a time. Technicians are strictly following the new COVID-19 protocols. Dozens of extras, all of whom must be tested as virus-free before they get into set.

(Photo Source: Leonardo DiCaprio, leaves South Station after filming for “Don’t Look Up.” —David L Ryan/Globe Staff)

According to Boston news, in order to avoid any outbreaks during the shooting, films like “Don’t Look Up” rely on a COVID compliance consultants, a new role that has sprung up on sets as Hollywood resumes work worldwide.

For those who aren’t familiar with Adam McKay, he is extremely well known for his hilarious collaboration with Will Ferrel, like “Anchorman(2004)” and Talladega Nights(2006), and he later moved into different filmmaking territory like “The Big Short(2015)” and “Vice(2018)”. This project will mark his first Original feature for Netflix and returning to comedy field.

Scott Stuber, head of Netflix films says: “Adam has always had great timing when it comes to making smart, relevant and irreverent films that depict our culture. Even if he somehow ends up predicting planet Earth’s imminent demise, we’re excited to add this to our slate before it all comes to an end.”

(Photo Source: Academy-Award winning writer-director-producer Adam McKay, Netflix)