Leonardo DiCaprio sports a big beard and glasses in his upcoming Netflix film 1 week ago

Leonardo DiCaprio sports a big beard and glasses in his upcoming Netflix film

When you are the most handsome movie star on the planet, it can be hard to look like a convincing nerd

Netflix has unveiled its movie slate for 2021, and the big standout is the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Don’t Look Up stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as "two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth."

The first glimpse of the film has been released - as part of a 2021 Netflix mega-trailer - and as you can see, there's a new look for Leo.

In order to play a convincing scientist, he has got a big beard and glasses. Look, when you are as good-looking and ageless as DiCaprio is, you have to go to extreme lengths to play a regular guy.

Don’t Look Up is directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Big Short), and there is an incredible cast backing up Leo and J-Law, including Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Kid Cudi, Himesh Patel, and Matthew Perry.

The first look came as Netflix announced it will have a new big movie every single week during 2021, with film starring the likes of *deep breath* Sandra Bullock, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Meryl Streep, Zendaya, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Gal Gadot, Dave Bautista, Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, John David Washington and Octavia Spencer.

Netflix will also have the directorial debuts of Halle Berry and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Some of the more notable movies to look out for are Army of the Dead, a zombie film starring Dave Bautista and directed by Zack Snyder, and Bad Trip a prank movie from the genius that is Eric André.