Leonardo DiCaprio to Make Movie on Volkswagen Scandal

Leonardo DiCaprio apparently wants to make a movie on the Volkswagen emission scandal.

The Hollywood star is a renowned environment activist and was recently appointed by the U.N. as a global ambassador for raising awareness about Climate Change.

According to Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio’s movie production unit Appian Way has partnered with Paramount Pictures for a film about the Volkswagen scandal. The companies have reportedly bought rights to make a movie out of a yet-to-be released book on the case by New York Times‘s Jack Ewing. The writer has scored a six-figured check with Norton Publishers for the book.

Automaker Volkswagen, meanwhile, continue to grapple with the diesel emission tests scandal. The company has now recalled 1,950 diesel vehicles in China. Singapore has suspended sales of its diesel cars. The German automobile giant estimates that about 11 million of its diesel vehicles could be affected due to the faulty software.

The recall in China affects 1,946 Tiguan sport utility vehicles and four Passat B6 sedans, all of which were imported, reports Associated Press.

“Volkswagen would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers,” the company said in a statement, according to AP. “We would like to assure that we will do everything humanly possible to win back trust and take care of any concerns.”

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