Leonardo DiCaprio to produce Hollywood movie on VW’s recent diesel scandal
Competition in the international automotive market is very tough. Car manufacturers are resorting to unknown means in order to gain an upper hand in the industry. The latest news regarding the same comes from German car major Volkswagen. The company was recently proved to install a certain ‘cheat device’ in its 2.0-litre diesel engine powered models in the USA.
This scandal has caught the frenzy of everyone all over the world. It is interesting to note that Hollywood is planning to carry the story forward and make a movie out of it. Famous Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to make a movie from this event in collaboration with Paramount Pictures.
If certain reports are to be believed, then Paramount has also acquired to rights to put out a book which explains how the manufacturer used the device. This device helped Volkswagen hide as much as 40 times of the permitted pollution limits that vehicles with the 2.0-litre diesel engine emit out on the streets, as against when undergoing tests for the same. The book is reportedly been written by New York Times reporter Jack Ewing and the publishing rights of the book has already been sold.
As of now it is not known whether Leonardo DiCaprio will himself star in the movie or not. No details regarding the release date is out as well. The actor’s production agency produced The Wolf of Wall Street as well. Hence, the upcoming movie on Volkswagen holds a lot of expectations.
Anyhow, Volkswagen has faced the brunt of the whole scandal. Its share prices have dropped by more than a third, which is massive. In addition to this, the company is facing a fine to the tune of $18 billion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Source – Carscoops