- The actor actively works for climate issues
- The film boasts an impressive cast
- “And if it’s not done, we know what the outcome will be,” he stated.
Leonardo DiCaprio claimed that he signed up to Netflix’s star-studded movie about a comet that threatens to wipe out all life on Earth because it was an urgent analogy for climate crisis. Dark satire Do not look upJennifer Lawrence and DiCaprio star as astronomers who’s warnings about impending catastrophe fall on deaf ears in a starkly divided United States under a competent president. DiCaprio just returned from the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow and said Adam McKay had solved the “next-to impossible” problem making a suspenseful film on a crisis that “evolves for over a century.”
“How do we, as a species and as a society, as well as a culture, deal politically with imminent armageddon?” Leonardo DiCaprio spoke to a preview audience in Los Angeles on Thursday.
He said, “He had cracked a code, so to say, on how to bring all of the insanity we as the human species are responding to the crisis, in a 2-hour format.”
The film, which also stars Ariana Grande and Cate Blanchett as well as Mark Rylance, Jonah Hill and Mark Rylance, will be in theaters December 10, before streaming on Netflix beginning Christmas Eve. McKay’s varied career includes cult comedies and dramas. Anchorman Step Brotherssatirical and other works The Big Short Vice, is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after directors.
Reviews Do not look upAlthough they are currently embargoed, initial reactions Thursday were overwhelmingly positive, with Variety’s Clayton Davis predicting that it will have a “semic impact (pun intended),” on the Oscars race.
DiCaprio expressed hope that the film would spark new conversations and encourage people to talk about it. This will make it easier for the private sector to push the government and other powerful individuals to make big changes. He admitted that he was not optimistic about humanity’s ability solve the climate crisis.
He said, “Especially after returning from Glasgow and seeing the commitments that could be changed by any next wacky administrative that might come into and pull out.”
Nearly 200 countries came together to form a global climate deal after two weeks worth of painful negotiations. However, they failed to reach the science-based level of mitigation needed to stop dangerous temperature rises.
DiCaprio said that the planet has “such an inexhaustible amount of time” and that it needs to move at a rapid pace. “And if something isn’t done, we know what the outcome will be. We know the result.”
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