Netflix reportedly paid $55 million (roughly Rs. 409 crores) for the mixed skills of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence for its upcoming sci-fi black comedy Do not Look Up, from The Large Brief’s Oscar-winning writer-director Adam McKay. That features a $30 million (roughly Rs. 223 crores) wage for DiCaprio and $25 million (roughly Rs. 186 crores) for Lawrence, up from the usual $20 million (roughly Rs. 149 crores) they often get. That is possible as a result of not like with motion pictures that launch in theatres, Netflix does not supply bonuses based mostly on (field workplace) efficiency — referred as to backend — and therefore should pay extra upfront to get Hollywood’s greatest stars.
DiCaprio and Lawrence lead the ensemble forged of Do not Look Up that additionally consists of the likes of Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Himesh Patel, Matthew Perry, and Chris Evans. When Do not Look Up first got here collectively in February final yr, the funds for the Netflix movie was reported to be round $75 million (roughly Rs. 558 crores).
Selection is behind the wage figures for DiCaprio and Lawrence, as a part of a report on the largest salaries earned by Hollywood stars. Surprisingly, these are usually not the very best particular person quantities. Each Will Smith and Denzel Washington had been handed $40 million (roughly Rs. 297 crores) paydays for his or her respective HBO Max motion pictures, King Richard and The Little Issues, to make up for the lowered field workplace grosses as a consequence of day-and-date releases. Dwayne Johnson is getting $30 million upfront for Amazon Prime Video’s globe-trotting action-adventure comedy Purple One, however that might balloon to $50 million (roughly Rs. 371 crores) as soon as backend funds are finalised, Selection provides.
In the meantime, Daniel Craig is assured related sums for his participations in two Knives Out sequels, with a mixed payday north of $100 million (roughly Rs. 743 crores), the report claims. That is courtesy of Netflix once more which reportedly paid $450 million (roughly Rs. 3,345 crores) to purchase Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3 again in April, with the assure that Craig would star in each chapters. That places the James Bond star on the prime of the pile, who additionally earned $25 million for his closing flip as 007 within the upcoming much-delayed No Time To Die, presently slated for a late September launch within the UK and early October in India and the US.
DiCaprio and Lawrence-led Do not Look Up can be due later in 2021 on Netflix.