reports that Leonardo DiCaprio
is set to star in The Deep Blue Goodbye
, an adaptation of the John D. MacDonald mystery novel series.
DiCaprio will play Travis McGee, a self-described beach bum who lives aboard 52-foot houseboat the Busted Flush and alleviates his cash-flow problems by hiring on as a "salvage consultant." He recovers property for clients, taking a hefty percentage and getting into a lot of danger and romance in sun-drenched Florida.