John Garrity is a structural engineer living in Atlanta, Georgia, with his estranged wife, Allison, and their diabetic son, Nathan. He returns home to watch the near-earth passing of a recently discovered interstellar comet named Clarke, with his family and neighbors. On the news, John learns that Clarke is not a singular object, but consists of hundreds of pieces of rock and ice that have broken up over millions of years.
While in a store, John receives a strange automated message from DHS informing him that he and his family have been selected for emergency sheltering. Confused and concerned, he returns home just as a comet fragment enters the atmosphere on live television. Previously expected to land near Bermuda, the fragment instead strikes Tampa, Florida, vaporizing the city and most of the state.
Gerard Butler as John Garrity
Morena Baccarin as Allison Garrity
Roger Dale Floyd as Nathan Garrity
Scott Glenn as Dale, Allison's father
David Denman as Ralph Vento
Hope Davis as Judy Vento
Andrew Bachelor as Colin
Merrin Dungey as Major Breen
Greenland is a 2020 American disaster thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. The film stars Gerard Butler (who also produced), Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis, and follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth.
Originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States, Greenland was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was released domestically by STXfilms, through video on demand on December 18, 2020, and then played on HBO Max and Amazon Prime. It was still released theatrically in other territories, beginning with Belgium on July 29, 2020. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $52.3 million worldwide with a production budget of $35 million.
A sequel, Greenland: Migration, is in development, with Waugh, Butler, Baccarin and Floyd, all returning