Leonardo DiCaprio and Paramount have jumped on board a book proposal by Jack Ewing on the Volkswagen scandal. DiCaprio’s company has acquired the movie rights to the book.
Ewing, in his book, will investigate how a “more, better, faster” ethos fueled one of the greatest frauds in corporate history, said the Hollywood Reporter.
The German car company had programmed their diesel cars so that US standards emissions were met only when the car was undergoing emissions testing. On the road, emissions rates were up to 40 times higher.
The scandal led to the resignation of CEO Martin Winterkorn.
Ewing inked a mid-six figures book deal with Norton earlier in October.
DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce via Appian Way.