Watch the star-studded first official teaser of 'Don't Look Up'
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Watch the star-studded first official teaser of 'Don't Look Up'

Within the first few seconds of the Don't Look Up first official teaser trailer, Leonardo DiCaprio represents all of our internal states as the world crumbles around us.

Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) hyperventilates in the bathroom, turning to the mirror to remind himself, "You are here now." As his panic attack unfolds, we see footage of him working alongside Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and get brief glimpses into an overwhelmingly star-studded supporting cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Rob Morgan and Tyler Perry.

"Your breathing is stressing me out," Jason Orlean (Jonah Hill) finally says during a meeting in the Oval Office with President Janie Orlean (Meryl Streep) to discuss something that, as Randall reminds Jason, "will affect the entire planet."

"I know," Jason mocks, "but it's, like, so stressful."

What is also stressful? More stars flitting across the screen with anticipatory music in the background. Ariana Grande! Kid Cudi! Ron Perlman! Mark Rylance!

"There's a comet headed directly towards Earth," Kate explains back in the Oval Office.

"You know how many 'the world is ending' meetings we've had over the last two years?" President Orlean counters as her bored and clearly entitled son rolls his eyes with a sigh. 

"Drought, famine, hole in the ozone," Jason chimes in. "It's so boring."

Deadline provided a more cohesive synopsis of the film:

"Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem—it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out that warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Blanchett) and Jack (Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media-obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical."

Directed and written by Adam McKay, Don't Look Up has a Dec. 10 theatrical release before hitting Netflix on Christmas Eve. Watch the teaser below.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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