Leonardo DiCaprio earned $30 million for his performance in Don’t Look Up. Coming off past critical successes like 2015’s The Big Short and 2018’s Vice, Don’t Look Up will be the third politically-conscious film from writer/director Adam McKay, who was previously known for directing various Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers. With Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence receiving top billing, Don’t Look Up has truly assembled one of the most astonishing ensemble casts in recent memory, which includes Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Chris Evans, and many more.
Billed as a social satire, Don’t Look Up follows two low-level astronomers (DiCaprio and Lawrence) who must embark on a global media tour in an attempt to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth. The first look at the film came when Netflix teased their 2021 movie slate in a sizzle reel offering a brief look at the two stars in character. A teaser trailer for Don’t Look Up aired recently during the Tokyo Olympics, yet the trailer has curiously not been released elsewhere online. In the meantime, some interesting details about the film were recently unearthed.