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Oliver Stone Interested in 'Deep Blue Good-By' with DiCaprio

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March 31, 2010
Source: Deadline, RiskyBizBlog

Oliver Stone - Deep Blue Good-By

Although we just heard today that Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to play J. Edgar Hoover in the Clint Eastwood directed biopic, another project has already had that actor attached for a while now. The Deep Blue Good-By is an adaptation of the first book in John D. MacDonald's mystery series first published in 1964 and is one of DiCaprio's many projects in development as an actor and a producer. Now Deadline and RiskyBiz (both thinking they have the "exclusive") have learned that Oliver Stone is interested in directing. This would be the second adaptation he's considering to follow Wall Street 2 with, the other being Savages.

The MacDonald-written novel is the first in a 21-volume series featuring Travis McGee (which could very well be the project's title in the end), a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half." McGee doesn't even declare himself a detective, but rather a "salvage expert." Oliver Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio? Yes, please! Any fans like the sound of this?

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  • People's Champ
    Yes please.
  • lumière
    an actor with the capability if directed well to perform impressively, a thriller for a director who entertains greater when he preaches less, a story i am not familiar with but - even with only a brief synopsis - makes me want to read the book... something about this sounds refreshing, colour me interested.
  • Sharlto
    Yes yes yes. This is perfect for DiCaprio. I love the story as well. This is going to be awesome!
  • SlashBeast
    This sounds awesome.
  • Guest
    There are 21 books in the Travis Mcgee series....but make sure the story stays in FL where it all began.

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