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