Kid Cudi and Ariana Grande are featured in the trailer for Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay’s new Netflix movie about an astronomy graduate student (played by Jennifer Lawrence) and her professor (portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio) who discover that a comet is going to crash into the Earth.
The film features a huge array of stars, including Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, and Ron Perlman. Don’t Look Up arrives in select theaters on December 10 before it streams on Netflix starting December 24. The film is scored by Nicholas Britell, who also made the music for Adam McKay’s The Big Short and Vice.
Kid Cudi has been involved in a number of film projects released this year. A Man Named Scott, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on November 5, focuses on the songwriter and rapper’s brilliant career.
Directed by Robert Alexander, and produced by Complex Networks and Film 45, A Man Named Scott chronicles the decade following Cudi’s 2009 debut LP, Man On The Moon, and offers a look at his journey “over a decade of creative choices, struggles, and breakthroughs.”
Kid Cudi released Man on the Moon III: The Chosen last year and more recently he performed the album’s “Tequila Shots” and “Sad People” on Saturday Night Live while wearing a dress in tribute to Kurt Cobain. Cudi also confirmed that he’s collaborating on a clothing line with Off White CEO Virgil Abloh, who designed the dress.
The singer, rapper, producer, and musician has also been expanding his acting career, landing a prestigious role as the queer, Black scientist-introvert in the film adaptation of the coming-of-age novel from Brandon Taylor, Real Life.
Grande has also been adjusting to life on the big screen. Earlier this month it was confirmed that she and British actress Cynthia Erivo are set to star in Universal’s big-screen adaption of the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked.
Grande announced the news of her casting to her Instagram followers on Thursday with a number of images that summed up her excitement to be part of the project, along with the caption “Thank goodness.”