WIP Picks Up DiCaprio’s 11th Hour


Warner Independent Pictures has scooped up domestic distribution rights to Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmentally minded documentary, with Warner Bros. Pictures International taking overseas rights.

DiCaprio produced and narrated The 11th Hour, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. He wrote it with Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, who together directed.

Warner Independent and Warners International are eyeing a fall release.

The film explores what it will take for humans to make a difference ecologically before it is too late. A variety of leading scientists, thinkers and leaders are interviewed in the film, including Stephen Hawking, former CIA topper James Woolsey and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev.