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Canadian Dennis Lehane Screen Adaptation Lands at Appian Way

Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio's production shingle has joined up with Canada's Team Seven to turn the Vietnam short story "Running Out of Dog" into a feature film.

TORONTO - Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way has joined up with Canadian indie producer Calum deHartog to develop "Running out of Dog," the Dennis Lehane short story being turned into a feature film.

deHartog earlier optioned the Vietnam-era short story and is doing the screen adaptation.

Lehane’s Southern noir "Running Out of Dog” (1999) portrays a Vietnam veteran returning home to Eden, South Carolina, and finding himself in a love triangle with a childhood friend and her husband, whose wealthy family kept him from going off to Vietnam.

The latest page-to-screen adaptation of a Lehane literary work was shopped in Los Angeles on the strength of earlier movie adaptations like Shutter Island, Mystic River, The Wire and Gone Baby Gone.

deHartog is also behind a CBC police procedural, Cracked, from indie producer White Pines Pictures that stars Stefanie von Pfetten.