April 1, 2010

Is Leo also going to star in an Oliver Stone movie?

That seems to be the latest story, though he was involved with the project before Stone came aboard. Here's the story, via Variety:

Oliver Stone is doing some investigating for 20th Century Fox.

Director, who helmed Fox's upcoming "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," is coming aboard to develop and possibly direct "Travis McGee," based on the fictional detective created by American author John D. MacDonald.

Leonardo DiCaprio was already set to star as the scrappy detective, a self-described beach bum who resides on a houseboat in Florida, taking on random cases.

Peter Chernin's Fox-based Chernin Entertainment is attached to produce with Amy Robinson and Appian Way's DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran.

Film would take its storyline from the first of MacDonald's 21 books, "The Deep Blue Goodbye," which has the detective searching for a World War II treasure. Adapted script was penned by Dana Stevens.

Stone's "Wall Street" sequel is likely to make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. In light of that opportunity, Fox decided to push back the release of "Wall Street" from April 12 to Sept. 24.



  1. All we need is for Leo to also announce he's starring in a remake of Casablanca and a sequel to Titanic, and we'll be able to officially make April 1st into Leo Day...

  2. So let's see: a proven talented actor will be starring in a movie next year made by a proven talented filmmaker. Sounds great. Let's be on the lookout for any other stories of this nature.

    Facetiousness aside, this does sound like fun.

  3. Let's just hope it's better than the last movie involving a beach that he was involved in.

    That being said...I'd see it.

  4. All I've got to say is:

    Leo. In a noir. Directed by Oliver Stone. Ticket please.