Leonardo DiCaprio Eyeing Possible Role in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up
During the recent announcement that Apple has partnered with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to finance their Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation, Variety revealed that a production start date on the movie has not yet been set, leaving DiCaprio potentially interested in a number of other projects to do before Killers of the Flower Moon gets started. One of the films the Oscar winner is reportedly eyeing is Adam McKay’s Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up.
Don’t Look Up will be written and directed by Adam McKay, who is also set as a producer Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick. The film will center on two low-level astronomers who have to embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that is going to destroy Earth.
McKay has had a successful run in the satire genre over the past few years, earning one Oscar nomination and one win for 2016’s The Big Short and three Oscar noms for 2018’s Vice, including Best Picture.
If DiCaprio joins the sci-fi satirical comedy film, he will star alongside Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) and Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, The Aviator, Carol).
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