Edward Berger (“Patrick Melrose”) has been set to direct Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film about the 2015 Volkswagen Clean Diesel crisis.
Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned over allegations that he knew the company had been placing illegal software, known as ‘defeat devices,’ in their Clean Diesel cars which would turn on the emission controls in order to deceptively meet EPA standards.
The ensuing stock market fallout cost the company $30 billion. Oscar winner Charles Randolph (“The Big Short”) will be penning the script, with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson producing.
That’s not the only directorial hire today as Damien Power (“Killing Ground”) has been attached to direct the adaptation of Taylor Adams’ 2017 thriller novel “No Exit” at 20th Century Fox. Scott Frank (“Godless,” “Logan”) is producing the film adapted by “Ant-Man” scripters Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari.
The story follows several strangers stranded at a rest stop during a blizzard, where a young woman discovers a kidnapped girl and must determine who the kidnapper is and plot their escape.