Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps helmer Oliver Stone is in talks to direct Travis McGee for 20th Century Fox. Leonardo DiCaprio has been attached to play the title character since September of last year.
In the adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s first book in the mystery novel series, titled “The Deep Blue Good-by,” McGee is a self-described beach bum who lives aboard 52-foot houseboat the Busted Flush and alleviates his cash-flow problems by hiring on as a “salvage consultant.” He recovers property for clients, taking a hefty percentage and getting into a lot of danger
Peter Chernin is producing with Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. The film was written by Dana Stevens and Kario Salem.