Streaming on Netflix on December 23, 2020 is George Clooney’s upcoming drama The Midnight Sky, directed by and starring the Oscar winner in a post-apocalyptic tale. The film also stars Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone with Demián Bichir and Kyle Chandler, and introducing Caoilinn Springall.
Clooney plays Augustine Lofthouse, a scientist at a remote arctic research station who may be the last man on Earth. The astronomer is dying from cancer, and he chooses to remain at the snowbound observatory to end his days alone, the same way he lived them.
Except he’s not actually alone. A child named Iris (Caoilinn Springall) hid herself away during the outpost’s evacuation and now depends on him for survival. To save the crew of the Aether, Augustine and the foundling girl have to venture through the increasingly toxic air and melting arctic landscape to reach a different observatory that has a communications array powerful enough to reach the starship.