Leonardo DiCaprio Spent Five Months Toying with ‘Don’t Look Up’ Script Before Agreeing to Star

Leonardo DiCaprio Spent Five Months Toying with ‘Don’t Look Up’ Script Before Agreeing to Star
Leonardo DiCaprio has displayed expert comedy chops in films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is why his casting in Adam McKay’s star-studded Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up” has so many fans excited. DiCaprio is getting the rare chance to lead a comedy opposite Jennifer Lawrence, and McKay tells MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that the tone of “Don’t Look Up” falls somewhere in between “The Big Short” and “The Other Guys.” The film stars Lawrence and DiCaprio as two astronomers touring the country to warn the population of a comet that will destroy the planet.

“I’ve known Jen for awhile,” McKay said when asked how he landed two of the biggest A-listers in Hollywood in the same film. “One of the first meetings she ever did in Los Angeles after her first movie was with me when she was like 17 years old,
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