Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Volkswagan Scandal Movie for Paramount

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It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) is putting on his producing hat again.

According to Variety, DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson have signed up to produce Paramount's film about the Volkswagen scandal through their production company, Appian Way. The film currently doesn't have any actors or director attached. 

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Paramount bought the film rights to Jack Ewing's upcoming book which details the Volkswagen clean diesel scandal in which the company placed illegal software in their clean diesel cars that could tell when a car was being tested for fuel emissions and would turn the controls off to cheat the test to pass the EPA standards. Volkswagen is currently facing $18 billion in fines from the U.S. EPA. 

DiCaprio most recently produced, and starred in, The Wolf Of Wall Street and he will next be seen in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's drama The Revenant

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Leonardo DiCaprio is dreamy and an extraordinary actor, who's received many awards for his roles.

He was born and raised in L.A., and began his career in the early 90s with recurring roles on shows like Santa Barbara and Growing Pains.

DiCaprio first received international fame in James Cameron's Titanic. Since then, he's been in numerous amounts of great films, including Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, and Inception.

Fun Fact: Leo is close friends with Tobey Maguire. The two met in 1990 when auditioning for Parenthood and will both be starring in The Great Gatsby.

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