Leonardo DiCaprio Drops Out Of Travis McGee Movie
Star relinquishes role of beach bum in big screen book adaptation...
Leonardo DiCaprio will no longer star in The Deep Blue Good-By, it has been reported.
The star of The Wolf Of Wall Street had been cast as the lead character in the big-screen version of John D MacDonald's popular book about beach bum Travis McGee.
But Deadline reports that his busy schedule will prevent him from appearing in the project, which will apparently be directed by James Mangold of The Wolverine.
The movie was reportedly being lined-up by 20th Century Fox as the start of a profitable franchise, because the book is the first in a popular series of 21 novels about the same character.
The central character lives on a houseboat in Florida, earning money by taking jobs as a "salvage consultant", which often see him get into scrapes involving the criminal underworld.
Leo lost out to Matthew McConaughey at The Oscars on Sunday.