Leonardo DiCaprio to produce movie adaptation of 'The Sandcastle Empire' by Kayla Olson, a book about climate change and environmental disasters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the award-winning actor recently bought the movie rights to the book and he will be producing the movie along with filmmaker Jennifer Davisson, who also produced the Oscar nominated film, The Revenant.
The Sandcastle Empire is going to be about a young woman named Eden who fights with a group of other women for their survival in the year 2049.
The book is set in 2049 when the Earth is at a breaking point due to climate change, coastal flooding and overpopulation.
DiCaprio was attached to the manuscript, because it covered interesting environmental themes.
DiCaprio has been very public about his beliefs on climate change. He has his own foundation that’s “dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants.”
Watch the actor speak on climate change at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City.