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Tyler Perry, Melanie Lynskey and Ron Perlman have joined the all-star cast of Adam McKay’s satire, Don’t Look Up.
The Netflix feature already has more stars that the Milky Way, with Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett and Rob Morgan on the call sheet.
Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry and Tomer Sisley are also on the playbill as McKay uses his go-to stylistic format of cameos to populate his feature.
McKay is directing and wrote the script that centers on two low-level scientists who, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace. Lawrence and DiCaprio will play the two scientists.
Character details were not revealed for the trio.
The movie begins shooting next week in Boston. McKay is also producing via his label, Hyperobject, along with partner Kevin Messick.
Perry, the media tycoon who produces, writes and directs, did acting duties in McKay’s Vice, playing Gen. Colin Powell. He is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.
Lynskey was one of the stars of HBO’s Togetherness and appeared alongside Blanchett and Rose Byrne, among others, in the Emmy-nominated historical mini-series, Mrs. America. She is repped by Gersh.
Perlman, best known for his work in the Hellboy movies and for TV’s Sons of Anarchy, appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and will appear in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming thriller, Nightmare Alley. He is repped by Gersh and Link Entertainment
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