Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is set to co-produce the big screen adaptation of Kayla Olson's 2049-set book "The Sandcastle Empire".
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is set to co-produce the big screen adaptation of Kayla Olson’s 2049-set book “The Sandcastle Empire”.
41-year-old DiCaprio’s partner at Appian Way, Jennifer Davisson, is also attached to produce, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The book is set in 2049 when the Earth is at a breaking point due to climate change, coastal flooding and overpopulation. A radical faction known as the Wolfpack overthrows the government and takes control.
The story centres on a young woman named Eden who escapes a Wolfpack labor camp, joining three other girls fleeing to an island.
During her journey, she will find clues as to what happened to her missing father and find out that she is the key to bringing down the Wolfpack.
The book’s theme of climate change is an important one for DiCaprio, as he’s been vocal about the environmental issue, speaking out on it as recently as Saturday’s SAG Awards.