Leonardo DiCaprio to produce post-apocalyptic climate change movie

The film will be adapted from Kayla Olson's The Sandcastle Empire, a novel set in 2049 when planet Earth is at breaking point

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Leonardo DiCaprio has long been outspoken about climate change, saying at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last weekend that filming The Revenant in extreme weather conditions showed him first-hand how grave the situation is.

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Now the actor is going to produce a film set in a 2049 when Earth is in a dire state due to climate change, coastal flooding and overpopulation, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Adapted from a young adult novel by Kayla Olson, Sandcastle Empire is about a young woman named Eden who escapes a labour camp run by radical rulers The Wolfpack.

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There are no casting details yet, but we can imagine quite a few rising stars will be clamouring to play the lead…