Leonardo DiCaprio releasing gorilla documentary with Netflix

'Virunga' will be available on the streaming service from November 7

Leoanrdo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way have teamed with Netflix to release the gorilla documentary Virunga.

The wildlife film, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, follows park rangers as they struggle to protect gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park.

According to Deadline, the film is part investigative journalism and part nature documentary as the rangers get caught in the crossfire of poachers, militia and developing industries.

“Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity of our world, the forces that are threatening to destroy it, and the people who are fighting to protect it,” said Di Caprio. “Partnering with Netflix on this film is an exciting opportunity to inform and inspire individuals to engage on this topic.”

Netflix will also premiere the sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. In partnership with Harvey Weinstein’s production company TWC, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will play simultaneously in IMAX theatres and via the online video streaming service on August 28, 2015.

As reported, Adam Sandler has signed a four-movie deal with Netflix. The star of The Wedding Singer and Happy Gilmore will produce four films for the online streaming portal through his company Happy Madison.

Virunga will be available to view on Netflix from November 7. Watch the trailer below.