Last year we reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was attached to star and produce an adaption of The Deep Blue Goodbye, the first book in John D. MacDonald's 21 volume book mystery series featuring Travis McGee, a self-described beach bum who lives aboard 52-foot houseboat the Busted Flush, which he won in a card game, and alleviates his cash-flow problems by hiring on as a "salvage consultant," recovering property for clients, taking a big percentage, and getting into misadventures along the way.
DiCaprio has has long wanted to play McGee, and is currently in negotiations with an A-List director to helm the pic for 20th Century Fox ... and that is none-other than Oliver Stone. I haven't been swept away by Stone for awhile, but after seeing the trailer for Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, I think he's found his touch again.
DiCaprio and his Appian Way’ partner Jennifer Davisson-Killoran are producing with Peter Chernin, from a script by Dana Stevens (For the Love of The Game) and Kario Salem (The Score).
DiCaprio is also in talks to star as J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's Hoover biopic. While Stone is looking to next produce and direct Savages, an adaptation of Don Winslow's forthcoming novel witch Stone is co-writing with the author.
Would you like to see Oliver Stone direct DiCaprio in DEEP BLUE GOODBYE?