Last September, we reported that Leonardo DiCaprio had signed on to play Travis McGee in a film adaptation of the first novel in the series, The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald. Now Variety is reporting that Oliver Stone may direct from an adapted screenplay written by Dana Stevens.
This isn't Stone's only recent move into crime novel adaptations. It was just last month that we reported that Stone had closed a deal to produce and direct an adaptation of the upcoming crime thriller Savages by Don Winslow.
About The Deep Blue Good-by (from the publisher): Cathy Kerr is innocence turned helpless desperation—all because of the smiling freckle-faced stranger named Junior Allen who has stolen a fortune in gems that her father had smuggled into the country. Cathy has nowhere to turn—except to another stranger, that man named Travis McGee—who is a walking pillar of cold rage as he follows the depraved wreckage of Junior Allen's trail.
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