Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Uh-Oh

A Writer's Life: DiCaprio is Travis McGee: "Variety reports that Leonardo DiCaprio has signed to portray Travis McGee in a movie version of John D. �MacDonald's THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE . Dana Stevens wrote the script, and Peter Chernin will produce, but no director has been set yet."

13 comments:

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Certainly isn't typecasting. He's a good actor, hopefully he can get the essence of the character.

Marilyn
Author of Dispel the Mist

Kara Boulden said...

Yikes.

Deb said...

He seems a bit young for the role, but I realize that the older I get, the older I visualize the characters as I'm reading.

steve said...

NO. NO. Again, no. Does he look like a former football tight end to you? He has been good/adequate in some things, but this is just wrong. I hope it never gets made.

Rick Ollerman said...

I'm squarely in the "Yikes" camp. Even when I think he's done a good job, his movies are filled with scenes where you "see" the acting. This makes me sad.

Nik said...

Yes, he's a good actor, but he hasn't got the build or the gravitas. I think Russell Crowe would make a good Travis...

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Say it ain't so, Leo.


Jeff

Bruce said...

cant we bring Steve McQueen back from the dead.

Or maybe just get John Hamm during a break from Mad Men

Jerry House said...

As much as I love Travis McGee, I wonder how well he will translate for today's movie audience.

John said...

The only good that could possibly come from this is a DVD release tie-in of Rod Taylor's turn as McGee in "Darker Than Amber"

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I can see him leaning off the bow of The Busted Flush yelling, "I'm king of the marina."

Tom K Mason said...

"As much as I love Travis McGee, I wonder how well he will translate for today's movie audience."

I think they'll change the story details (and relationships and personalities) to fit it into the current era. The movie-going audience won't mind since they aren't likely to be fans of the source material.

I'm okay with the idea - If it gets made and released, I think it'll bring the McGee books back into print for another generation to discover.

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Anonymous said...

It hasn't happened yet.
B.Barrett