Jennifer Lawrence has taken a lead role in the new comedy Don’t Look Up from Netflix. The streaming service announced on Twitter on Wednesday that they will release the film.
Adam Mckay, known for films such as Vice and The Big Short , will direct Don’t Look Up . The story of the film revolves around two scientists who discover that a meteor will hit the earth in six months. They try to inform the population, but are not immediately believed.
McKay calls Lawrence a dynamite talent in a press release . “The fact that Netflix sees this as a global comedy here sets the bar high for me and my team in a challenging and motivating way,” said the director.
Lawrence was best known to the general public for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the film series The Hunger Games . She has been nominated for an Oscar four times in her career. She cashed in the nomination for her lead role in the movie Silver Linings Playbook .
Netflix hopes to be able to release Don’t Look Up this year.