Filming a Netflix movie in Boston: Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep and more in “Don’t Look Up”
Imagine stepping out of your front door and seeing Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan and Cate Blanchett making a movie.
If you live in Boston, in November, it could happen.
Director Adam McKay’s original Netflix film “Don’t Look Up” is set to begin filming in Boston on November 19.
Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry and Tomer Sisley join the already starred cast.
According to IMDb, the film is a comedy about a couple of astronomers, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, who try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant meteorite will destroy the planet in six months.
The film was due to start filming in April, but the coronavirus pandemic has delayed production, IndieWire reported.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, McKay said he noticed parallels between the real events unfolding in relation to the current coronavirus pandemic and the fictional comic plot of his upcoming film.
“The idea is that the president doesn’t really understand the science and sort of sells it and the urgency is kind of lost,” McKay said of his film. “And so these two scientists have to go on a media tour and they’re kind of caught in the social media vortex and the TV shows, and they’re just trying to say, ‘Hey, we’re all gonna die.’ While we’re researching. this movie, it’s all about the coronavirus. And we see clips of Trump saying, “It’s nothing.” And we see the right-wing media saying, “This is a hoax.”
The residents of Boston have the chance to participate in the filming of the film as well as the casting director, Judith Bouley, launch a call for extras in September, stating: “We need people of all ages, sizes and ethnicities to potentially work as paid background actors.”
“Instead of having an open cast, like we did last summer at Marblehead High School, this time I’m going to be interviewing through Zoom,” Bouley said. CBS Boston.
Families, couples or host units can apply together. On these apps, it simply asks for “a group photo on each app in addition to your individual photos”.