Report: Netflix’s satire budget “Don’t Look Up” is $ 55 million for DiCaprio, Lawrence

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Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” by Adam McKay has to be a big hit to break even.

In the new Vanity Fair cover story about Jennifer Lawrence, writer Karen Valby reveals that Leonardo DiCaprio was paid $ 30 million to play an astronomer-scientist. Lawrence received $ 25 million. That’s $ 55 million. (Guess who’s paying for it, Netflix subscribers?)

From this information, we can deduce that Don’t Look Up cost twice as much, at least $ 110 million. That’s a big leap for a humble comedy that doesn’t even show in a movie theater. Netflix is ​​betting on home viewers who watch this thing like it’s “The Crown” or “Squid Game”. I am not sure if that will happen.

We can’t review “Don’t Look Up” yet, but it’s not “Dr. Strangelove ”or even“ Wag the Dog ”. The latter also had big stars DeNiro Pacino, Hoffman and Woody Harrelson. It had modest returns.

“Don’t Look Up” has a large cast after DiCaprio and Lawrence, starting with Meryl Streep (three Oscars, Queen of all Hollywood), Cate Blanchett (two-time Oscar winner), Jonah Hill (very popular), Mark Rylance (Oscar Winners) and many others. So $ 110 million could be a low number. And when the others read all of this, they call their agents.

Vanity Fair now has a winner on the Jennifer Lawrence cover. It’s her Hail Mary filmed after an uneventful year with covers that included some weird choices like Puff Daddy for the September issue. (What the hell was that?) The magazine’s online traffic has plummeted and none of the front pages have been a hit this year. At least this double edition at the end of the year has a chance. But wow, the whole guise of Vanity Fair has been reduced to who to keep away from their parties.


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