Canadian Dennis Lehane Screen Adaptation Lands at Appian Way
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.