Leonardo DiCaprio's Volkswagen Film Gets a Director
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson have teamed up with Paramount to produce a film based on the book Faster Higher Farther: The Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal.
They have finally found their director in Edward Berger, who has previously directed Jack, Deutschland 83, and Patrick Melrose, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Here’s a synopsis of the true story the movie will be based on:
The scandal became news in late 2015, and ended up leading to the resignation of Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn over allegations that he knew the company had been placing illegal software, known as “defeat devices,” in their Clean Diesel cars. These devices would turn on the emission controls in order to deceptively meet the EPA standards. As a result, VW’s stock was sent plunging, and cost the company somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 billion.
DiCaprio has been a big player in the environmental activism scene, so this story seems like a perfect fit for him. It sounds like it could be interesting, and I’m eager to see who gets cast in the film. We don’t have a production start date, much less a release date, but we will let you know as things develop.
Does this sound like a movie you’ll be interested in seeing?