Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her
professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding
discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s
on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really
seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of
Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr.
Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes
them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and
her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves
of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett)
and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact,
managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social
media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what
will it take to get the world to just look up?!