“Don’t Look Up” will be called the film that Adam McKay is preparing. Details of a tank full of stars.
All the meat to the grill. In its fight with the other competing platforms, Netflix does not think to give up an inch. And fight back. Now he is preparing a film with so many figures that it is difficult to imagine what the final bizarre figure is only invested in star salaries …
Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchet and the signatures follow. All of them will be part of Don’t Look Up, the Adam McKay film.
There are more names: Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Matthew Perry y Rob Morgan.
Don’t Look Up It will tell the story of two mediocre astronomers who, who must face the difficult mission of warning humanity that an asteroid is approaching that will destroy the planet.
Lawrence and DiCaprio will bring those two scientists to life.
McKay – winner of the Oscar for best original screenplay for The Big Short (2015) -, stood out as a director in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The Big Short Y Vice (2018).
Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress for the film Silver Linings Playbook (2012). In 2015 and 2016 she was the highest paid actress in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
DiCaprio has in his showcases the Oscar for best actor for The Revenant (2015), a film directed by the Mexican Alejandro González-Iñárritu.
The actor had stayed away from the cinema since then until he signed for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019), the latest film by Quentin Tarantino.
A few days ago it was learned that Meryl Streep is the fifth highest paid actress in the world. 43 years after his film debut, his cachet remains one of the highest. The only actress over the age of 70 who managed to be on the podium is after Sofía Vergara (with 43 million dollars in income), Angelina Jolie (35.5 million), Gal Gadot (31.5 million) and Melissa McCarthy ( 25 million).
Streep is estimated received 24 million in the last 12 months. At 71 years of age (June 22), his economy, of course, is not the problem. She feels anguished after being singled out by various colleagues and media as “the great accomplice of the monster.”
The monster is none other than stalker / bully producer Harvey Weinstein. At the end of 2017 there was a street campaign that seems not to have stopped. A tweet from one of the promoters of #MeToo Rose McGowan – which was later deleted by the actress – led Meryl Streep to have to explain. In the message Rose criticized her colleague for the friendship he had with Weinstein for decades.
“I was not deliberately silent. I did not know, I did not know it. I did not tacitly approve of the violation. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I did not know this was happening. Never in my life have I been invited to your hotel room“Meryl came out to defend himself.” He needed me a lot more than I needed him, and he made sure I didn’t know all that. “
Netflix is estimated to have more than 150 million subscribers worldwide. With the pandemic, the stoppage of filming and the changes when it comes to producing and distributing films, the giant takes the opportunity to rearrange itself. Apparently, it does not skimp on investment.