Leonardo DiCaprio to make Volkswagen scandal film

Leonardo DiCaprio to make Volkswagen scandal film
Leonardo DiCaprio [File photo]

Leonardo DiCaprio says he wants to produce a film about the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

His production company Appian Way and Paramount Pictures have bought the rights to an as-yet-unwritten book about the scandal.

It is not known whether DiCaprio himself will star in the film.

Last month the German car manufacturer admitted 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software that beat emission tests.

Volkswagen has recalled almost 500,000 cars in the US alone and it has set aside 7 billion US dollars to cover costs.

DiCaprio has produced a number of environmental documentaries.

His environmental foundation has given 30 million US dollars in grants since it was founded in 1998.