Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly agreed to star in 20 Century Fox’s new movie “The Deep Blue Good-Bye.” The movie would be based on the John D. McDonald book. It’s one of 21 books featuring main character Travis McGee. (Is Fox thinking a film series with Leo?) According to the back of the book, McGee is a beach bum, offering his services as a “salvage consultant.” MacDonald also wrote the book “Cape Fear.”
I’m a sucker for paperback noir, which was MacDonald’s forte. So, I’m excited to see what becomes of this, especially with DiCaprio in the lead role. Plus, it’d be cool to see DiCaprio to do a project that isn’t so serious. Hopefully he won’t get cold feet before they start.