Film & TV

Fox for Some Reason Making Leonardo DiCaprio Flick ‘The Beach’ Into a TV Show

Film & TV

Fox for Some Reason Making Leonardo DiCaprio Flick ‘The Beach’ Into a TV Show

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In what really seems like another sure sign of network television’s exceptional eagerness to avoid any risk that their programing might get too creative, news has surfaced that the newest property that Fox is developing is an adaptation of a movie. Which one you ask? 12-year-0ld Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle The Beach. Yup. Deadline is reporting that Fox bought the rights to the property and have gotten Andrew Miller, who worked on the script for CW show The Secret Circle, to write it. In case you don’t remember (which you might not, cause it’s a reasonably forgettable movie) The Beach stars DiCaprio as an American college student who wants to have a crazy formative life experience before returning to the humdrum comforts of the western world, and so goes to Thailand and gets the crap seduced out of him by Tilda Swinton, among other stuff. It’s not really clear why Fox decided to resuscitate this particular property (maybe they’re hoping to spin it as some combination of The O.C. and Lost, but like, why not a TV series adaptation of Girlfight instead?), but there’s one thing we know for sure: Leonardo DiCaprio definitely won’t be in this version.