An enormously successful actor whose credits include five Academy Award nominations will be a producer on a feature film in the works at Paramount about Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” scandal. Variety reports that Leonardo DiCaprio has come on board, along with Jennifer Davisson.
“The duo are producing through their Appian Way banner. There are no acting or directing attachments yet,” Variety reports. “Paramount has acquired movie rights to Jack Ewing’s upcoming book, which will detail the 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 on the emissions control to cheat the test and meet EPA standards.”
Along with four Oscar nominations as an actor, most recently in 2014 for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” DiCaprio shared in the nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year as a producer on that movie.