While Leonardo DiCaprio is likely to next star in the Clint Eastwood’-directed Hoover, he’s also eyeing another A-list filmmaker for a different screen vehicle. DiCaprio’s having early talks with Oliver Stone to direct The Deep Blue Good-By, an adaptation of the John D. MacDonald mystery novel series. DiCaprio and his Appian Way’ cohort Jennifer Davisson-Killoran are producing with Amy Robinson and Peter Chernin. Dana Stevens and Kario Salem wrote the script. The project is set up at 20th Century Fox, and DiCaprio has long wanted to play Travis McGee, a beach bum who lives on the houseboat The Busted Flush. When he needs money, McGee takes “salvage consultant” jobs, recovering property for clients, taking a big percentage, and getting into misadventures along the way. The book was originally published in 1964, the first of a 21-volume series. No commitment from Stone yet, but it looks promising. Stone’s tentatively planning to follow Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps with Savages, an adaptation of an upcoming novel by Don Winslow that Stone is scripting with the author.
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