Jennifer Lawrence Serves Serious 'Fifth Element' Vibes In Dramatic New Film Trailer

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Photo credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX
Photo credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX

It's been a while since we've seen Jennifer Lawrence on our screens in anything new.

After being nominated for the Best Actress Oscar four times in six years, Lawrence has been much more absent from the big screen than in the early-mid 2010s, during which she had blockbuster roles in The Hunger Games franchise, Silver Linings Playbook (for which she won the Oscar in 2013), American Hustle and Joy.

The last time we saw Lawrence was in 2019, briefly, for X Men: Dark Phoenix and before that 2018's Red Sparrow.

She's still been very busy though. In October 2019, the 29-year-old married her art gallerist boyfriend Cooke Maroney in a celebrity-filled ceremony in Rhode Island.

And more recently, the Kentucky native has been working on several film projects included being spotted shooting the all-star upcoming Netflix movie Don't Look Up.

Here's everything we know:

Who else is starring with Jennifer Lawrence in Don't Look Up?

The Oscar winner and newlywed will be joined by Ariana Grande (who famously does an incredible impression of Lawrence) and will be returning to her acting roots. Grande's involvement was announced the same day she revealed her sixth album would be released this month.

Fellow Oscar winners/Hollywood legends joining the cast also include Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett.

It doesn't end there.

Timothèe Chalamet is joining the cast, as too is Friends alum Matthew Perry and rapper Kid Cudi.

Plus DiCaprio will have a Wolf of Wall Street reunion with his co-star Jonah Hill.

Honestly, we've not been excited about a cast like this since Little Women, with movie industry website Deadline hailing it as 'one of the best ensembles in recent memory'.

What is Jennifer Lawrence's new Netflix movie Don't Look Up about?

First announced in February 2020, Don't Look Up is described as a comedy which'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'.

It's being directed and written by Adam McKay who is known for clever, relevant films like Vice and The Big Short as well as cult comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers and his role as former head writer at Saturday Night Live.

'I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence. She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call "a dynamite act,"' McKay said in a statement. 'And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.'

Is there a trailer for Don't Look Up?

Yes, indeed there is.

On September 8 Netflix shared the film's trailer and let's just say, you'll feel breathless watching it.

At the beginning of the clip DiCaprio is standing in a toilet cubicle struggle to catch his breath and repeatedly tells himself: 'You're here now.'

A worried Chalamet and Lawrence - with her short fringe and bright red 'lob' hair - then appear on screen, with the latter ordering two glasses of white wine. 'I don't need the judgy face,' she tells the waitress.

'You know how many "the world is ending meetings we've had over the last two years?' a non-plussed Streep tells Lawrence on hearing a comet is heading directly to earth. 'Drought, famine, hole in the Ozone. It's so boring,' adds Hill.

On January 12, the streaming platform released a star-studded video introducing the movies we can expect to see arrive on the platform in 2021. Among Zendaya and John David Washington's Malcolm and Marie, the third installments of The Kissing Booth and To All The Boys I've Loved Before and Thunder Force (featuring the dream duo of Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer) was Don't Look Up with a brief scene between Lawrence and DiCaprio serving as the final shot in the trailer.

In the scene, Lawrence - who sports red hair and a fringe , while DiCaprio has dark brown hair and round glasses, look at each other intensely and anxiously as they disembark what appears to be a spaceship.

When will Don't Look Up be released on Netflix?

Filming has already began with sightings of production in Boston like this sighting of DiCaprio and Lawrence at the city's South Station:

Photo credit: Boston Globe - Getty Images
Photo credit: Boston Globe - Getty Images

And Netflix confirmed that the movie would be released in 2021 in the aforementioned teaser trailer. An exact or even estimated release date has not yet been announced.

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