Barry Jenkins, Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix team up for film adaptation of Virunga

Barry Jenkins, Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix team up for film adaptation of Virunga

By: PTI | Los Angeles |

Revealed: June 24, 2020 1:47:07 pm

Barry Jenkins will write the script for the movie, whereas Leonardo DiCaprio will produce it.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins has partnered with Hollywood famous person Leonardo DiCaprio and streamer Netflix for the characteristic adaptation of the documentary Virunga.

Jenkins will write the script for the movie, whereas DiCaprio will produce by his Appian Method manufacturing firm, reported Selection.

Virunga, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, targeted on the combat to guard the world’s final mountain gorillas in Virunga Nationwide Park within the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Von Einsiedel spotlighted the biodiversity of Virunga, together with the political and financial points arising from oil exploration and armed battle within the area.

The documentary was launched on Netflix in 2014 and had picked up an Oscar nomination in 2015.

The producers on the challenge additionally embrace Jennifer Davisson and Phillip Watson of Appian Method and Joanna Natasegara of Violet Movies.

Von Einsiedel will likely be serving as an government producer.

Jenkins, who gained an tailored screenplay Oscar for Moonlight, most not too long ago directed by the variation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Avenue May Speak”.

He’s hooked up to direct Fox Searchlight’s biopic about Alvin Ailey, one of the influential choreographers of the 20th Century, and he additionally penned the screenplay for Rachel Morrison’s directorial debut, Flint Robust.

The filmmaker is at the moment engaged on the sequence adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s bestselling novel ‘The Underground Railroad’ with Amazon.

DiCaprio will subsequent star alongside veteran actor Robert De Niro in filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon,  primarily based on the guide of the identical identify by David Grann.

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