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Chernin Boards Fox Pictures

DiCaprio attached to “Deep Blue Goodbye,” a John D. MacDonald mystery.

Peter Chernin’s transition from News Corp. exec to producer at 20th Century Fox is just getting underway, and he has come aboard several film projects being developed by the studio. 

The flashiest of the bunch is “The Deep Blue Goodbye,” an adaptation of the John D. MacDonald mystery novel series that has Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star. 

Chernin joins Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson-Killoran as producers on a project that has a strong draft by Dana Stevens (“For Love of the Game”) that is drawing interest from directors. Amy Robinson is also involved in a producing capacity.  

Read more at Variety.