Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has joined hands with Netflix for a documentary on endangered mountain gorillas.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 18, 2014, 14:52 PM IST
Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has joined hands with Netflix for a documentary on endangered mountain gorillas.

The film titled 'Virunga' will be released simultaneously November 7 in New York and Los Angeles theaters, and on Netflix in all the territories where the pay service is available, reported Deadline.

The 39-year-old star will serve as the executive producer for the Orlando von Einsiedel-directed documentary, which follows an embattled team of park rangers and the endangered mountain gorillas they protect in Africa.

The film is part investigative journalism and part nature documentary, and follows the rangers as they are caught in the crossfire of poachers, militia and industry in Africa's oldest national park.

"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," DiCaprio said.

"Partnering with Netflix on this film is an exciting opportunity to inform and inspire individuals to engage on this topic," he added.