Movie-lovers and Leonardo DiCaprio fans alike are likely to have heard about his recent decision to take a break from acting for the foreseeable future already. The reason why? He’s busy working on a documentary about wildlife preservation and protection!
Just when you thought you couldn’t love him more, Leo has decided to drop his acting career for an untold amount of time to team up with Netflix and his production company to produce an insight into the work of a team of rangers whose job is to protect gorillas in Africa. The documentary is named Virunga and is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.
Not much has been said about what we will see in detail in this documentary but we do know that we will see the difficult circumstances the park rangers deal with such as poachers, industry and militia.
Speaking to Deadline, DiCaprio had this to say about Virunga: “Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity of our world, the forces that are threatening to destroy it, and the people who are fighting to protect it.”
Ted Sarandos (from Netflix) also said that audiences will be “guessing right up until the final act”.
Virunga will be released in cinemas in New York, Los Angeles and on Netflix (US) simultaneously on November 7. There have been no release dates for the UK confirmed as of yet.