DiCaprio, Netflix Team Up on Gorilla Documentary

Leo is executive producer of 'Virunga'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2014 12:02 PM CDT
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in June.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Netflix's latest celebrity collaborator is Leonardo DiCaprio, reports CNN. But instead of starring in something a la Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, DiCaprio is serving as executive producer of a documentary on endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. The film, called Virunga after the park in eastern Congo where it is filmed, will be released Nov. 7 on Netflix, the same day it comes out in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The film follows park rangers as they try to fend off poachers, says the Hollywood Reporter. "We’ll work with Leo to introduce viewers around the world to an incredible, gripping story," says a Netflix exec. The company also recently signed up Adam Sandler to star in four movies. (Read more Leonardo DiCaprio stories.)

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