Travis McGee – Stone and DiCaprio set to team

Oliver Stone is already focusing on his next project post Wall Street 2 and it looks likely that that project will be an adaptation of John D MacDonald’s novel The Deep Blue Goodbye to be titled Travis McGee.

The book, which is part of a 21 part series first published in 1964, centres on beach-loving private investigator McGee who sets off to search for riches buried by a solider after World War II. The character synopsis on McGee reads: “Travis McGee is 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.”

So who then to play this reluctant hero, why it’s mister popular Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio is also producing the film through his Appian Way production company, so it’s not a major surprise that he’d be willing to work with Stone on this.

So add Stone then to Leo’s list alongside Cameron, Allen, Boyle, Scorsese, Spielberg, Mendes, Hallström, Scott and potentially Eastwood. Not too shabby at all…