Stone to Direct DiCaprio in ‘Travis McGee’?

Leonardo DiCaprioOn the heels of news that Leonardo DiCaprio may star as J. Edgar Hoover for Clint Eastwood comes word on another DiCaprio project. 

Oliver Stone is reportedly jumping in to develop and possibly direct Travis McGee, based on the fictional detective created by John D. MacDonald. DiCaprio would play the title character.

Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment is attached to produce with Amy Robinson and Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran.

The film would use the storyline from the first of MacDonald’s 21 books, The Deep Blue Goodbye, in which the beach-bum salvage consultant searches for a World War II treasure.

Dana Stevens and Kario Salem wrote the screenplay.