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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.

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The actor will be producing the movie along with filmmaker Jennifer Davisson, who also produced the Oscar nominated film, The Revenant.

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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."

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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."

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

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We can't wait to learn more about this post-apocalyptic story!

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Paramount Pictures declined to comment on the project.

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