Leonardo DiCaprio Takes on Climate Crisis in “Don’t Look Up” Satire



Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. File / AFP

Gulf Today Report

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed during the release of the film “Don’t Lock Up” produced by “Netflix”, that he had agreed to participate in this work because its story centers on a comet that threatens to wipe out all life. on Earth is very similar to the current situation due to the global climate crisis.

In this satirical work, the American actor and his co-star Jennifer Lawrence embody the role of two astronauts who try in vain to educate the divided American public, in a country ruled by an incompetent president, played by Meryl Streep.

Returning from COP26 in Glasgow, Leonardo DiCaprio said the film, written and directed by Adam McKay, succeeds in generating excitement about a crisis “which has lasted for over a century”.

“How do we as a human race, as a society and as a culture, manage politically, deal with impending armageddon,” DiCaprio said during the film’s presentation in Los Angeles.

“In two hours, the film succeeds in showing the absurdity of our response as humanity to this crisis,” he added.

The film, which also stars Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Mark Rylance and Jonah Hill, will hit US theaters on December 10, before being released on “Netflix” from December 24.

Adam McKay has become one of Hollywood’s hottest directors, while some critics expect “Don’t Lock Up” to win the Oscars.

DiCaprio hopes the film will inspire companies and governments to make a “radical shift” in their policies in the face of the climate crisis. But he admits he’s not very optimistic about the ability of humans to deal with the climate problem.


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