Volkswagen Diesel Scandal Will be Turned into a Movie

Volkswagen Diesel Scandal Will be Turned into a Movie

Paramount Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company has secured the rights to create a movie on the Volkswagen diesel scandal.

The movie will be based on a book that has yet to be written by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing. According to Ewing, DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has acquired an option for the rights. The book will put a focus on how a “more, better, faster” ethos resulted in one of the “greatest frauds in corporate history.” Last month, Volkswagen admitted to using a defeat device to cheat on EPA diesel emissions tests, revealing that its vehicles pollute up to 40 times more nitrogen oxide than the legal limit.

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The book is expected to be completed by the end of 2016 and DiCaprio will likely produce the film on which it’s based. Ewing’s agent, Marly Rusoff, said publisher W.W. Norton & Company has agreed to pay a six-figure sum for the book rights, based on a rough outline for the work.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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  • Maximania

    You’ve got to be kidding me…this is a joke right?

  • Bug S Bunny

    There really HAS been a dearth of disaster movies lately.

  • craigcole

    This would be a pretty boring movie methinks. Enthusiasts might care, but who wants to watch two hours of automotive executives yapping.

  • smartacus

    HAHAHAHA!! Epic Fail
    DiCrap-o will destroy it so bad and make it so hallucinogenically unreal; that people will end up supporting VW and rising up with pitchforks and torches!

  • smartacus

    …unless that’s his point