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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Turning A YA Novel That Addresses Climate Change Into A Movie

The film will be based on The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson.

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The world of YA just got a whole lot more exciting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leonardo DiCaprio recently bought the movie rights to an upcoming novel, The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson.

The Sandcastle Empire is going to be about a young woman named Eden who fights with a group of other women for their survival in the year 2049 "when the Earth is at a breaking point due to climate change."


DiCaprio has been very public about his beliefs on climate change. He has his own foundation that's "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants."

And in 2014, the actor spoke at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City.

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Paramount Pictures declined to comment on the project.

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