WATCH: The first trailer for post-apocalyptic 'The Midnight Sky'

George Clooney stars in and directs an upcoming film, The Midnight Sky, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The trailer for the film was released by Netflix on Tuesday, October 27.

In the film, George plays Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, who races to stop a team of astronauts including Sully (Felicity Jones) from coming back to an earth ravaged by a mysterious catastrophe.

Photo courtesy of Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix

The film also stars David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone. It is based on Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel, Good Morning, Midnight.

The Midnight Sky is set to premiere on Netflix on December 23. – Rappler.com