If you haven’t yet gotten your fill of a bewhiskered Leonardo DiCaprio trudging through the wilderness and bearing witness to a seemingly unending string of soul-crushing atrocities, then you are in luck. His new documentary project with actor-documentarian Fisher Stevens (Crazy Love) for National Geographic, about how we’re all going to die from unchecked climate change, looks to be almost as bleak as The Revenant. It follows the A-lister around the world as he discusses our species’ impending doom with very smart and famous people like Elon Musk, Pope Francis, and President Barack Obama and then bums out the world while addressing the United Nations. Think An Inconvenient Truth, but with a bangable Al Gore.
“Climate change is the most critical and urgent problem facing our world today, and it must be a top issue for voters this election day,” DiCaprio said of the film. “Fisher and I set out to make a film that not only educates people about the challenges we face if we fail to act, but one which also shows the solutions we can implement if we can find the political will to do so. We need leaders not only in the United States, but across the globe, who believe in the science of climate change and who have the courage to take a stand for our planet.”
“As [Monday] night’s debate made clear, climate change is and should be a pivotal part of the conversation for this election,” Fisher said. “We are thrilled that National Geographic shares our desire to bring this issue to the forefront and demand that anyone running for elected office make their intentions on this issue known.”
Before The Flood will have its TV premiere on the National Geographic Channel on October 30, after a limited theatrical release beginning October 21.