Leonardo DiCaprio: How comet-themed ‘Don’t Look Up’ shows climate crisis as an emergency

Leonardo DiCaprio’s longstanding passion for climate change, which even brought him to NASA a few years back, is now on screen in a new movie.

The Oscar-winning actor (“The Revenant”, “Inception”) is the lead for the cast of “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix, Dec. 10), a dark satire about a deadly comet heading for Earth. Director Adam McKay (“The Big Short”) has said the comet is meant to evoke how the global warming crisis is being politicized by anybody with the chance to do something about it.