Leonardo DiCaprio Says Yeah to ‘Don’t Look Up Because’ climate crisis

Coming off an appearance at the United Nations climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, actor and environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with a host of Hollywood stars to teach humanity a lesson about salvation from what it calls “armageddon.”

Immediately following his speech at the United Nations climate change summit COP26 in Glasgow DiCaprio said Adam McKay’s script solves the “next to impossible” problem of making an exciting movie about a crisis that “evolves over a century.”

But DiCaprio acknowledged he has “not much” optimism about humanity’s capacity to solve its climate crisis, or if anyone is listening to the messages of climate delegates.

The dark satire Don ‘t Looking Up stars DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as astronomers whose warnings about a looming catastrophe in the heavily partisan and divided United States under the leadership of an inflexible president – played by Meryl Streep – fall on resurgent deaf ears.

DiCaprio said he hopes the project will ‘start to create different conversations, and more people talking about it will push the private sector and the powers that be to make massive change.’.

“How do we as a species, as a society, as a culture, politically, deal with imminent armageddon?” DiCaprio questioned at a screening in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Take the movie further deeper: Netflix Q & A with McKay, DiCaprio and Lawrence, which will premiere December 10 in select theaters and is slated to premiere December 24 on Netflix.

In May of the same year, the actor flew an estimated 8,000 miles from Cannes Film Festival in France to New York, where he was awarded the ‘Big Fish’ prize of the Fishermen’s Ball for his advocacy of clean water, and back to France where he delivered a speech at the amfAR-Gala Cinema Against AIDS.

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