Lawrence & DiCaprio to Play MSU Professors in New Netflix Movie
Go Green, Go White. Michigan State University is going to get some serious screen time in a upcoming Netflix movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio.
In the new film Don't Look Up, written and directed by Adam McKay, Lawrence & DiCaprio will portray astronomy professors from MSU. The film is disaster comedy about a giant comet heading for Earth featuring a all-star cast including Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep ( playing the President of the United States), Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, and Tyler Perry.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Steve Zepf, the professor and chair of MSU's physics and astronomy department, stumbled upon the MSU connection when he clicked on a clip of the soon to be released film. "Leo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are MSU astronomers! They're playing us!," he recalls thinking.
Zepf says that MSU and the astronomy department were completely unaware that the university would have a "role" in the flick.
"Nobody here knows how it happened, at least not that I know of," he told the Detroit Free Press.
Although there was a tiny hint early during filming in Boston when Lawrence was seen sporting a Michigan State University sweatshirt in her role as DiCaprio's grad student.
If you're anxious to catch the new movie, and embrace some Spartan pride, Don't Look Up will have a limited release in theaters starting December 10th. It will arrive just in time for Christmas on Netfix with the premiere on December 24th.
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