Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Netflix for Gorilla Documentary ‘Virunga’

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Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Netflix for Gorilla Documentary ‘Virunga’ (1)

Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Netflix for a documentary entitled ” Virunga.”

Netflix described the project as ” part investigative journalism and part nature documentary.” It centers around a group of park rangers in Africa’s oldest national park as they try to protect endangered gorillas from poachers and militia.

Leonardo DiCaprio will serve as an executive producer on the documentary. The actor said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly: “Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible culture and natural diversity of our world, the forces that are threatening to destroy it, and the people who are fighting to protect it. Partnering with Netflix on this film is an exciting opportunity to inform and inspire individuals to engage on this topic.”

Of the collaboration with DiCaprio, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, “Leo intuitively understands that there is nothing like the power of film to reach people’s hearts and minds. With Virunga, we’ll work with Leo to introduce viewers around the world to an incredible, gripping story that will have audiences guessing right up until the final act.”

Like other Netflix films on the works, “Virunga” will hit hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles on November 7, the same day it will be released on Netflix’s online streaming service.

Photos by: Michael Carpenter/Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

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