Speaking of DiCaprio, what’s happening with his intention to produce a film about (and perhaps play) LSD guru Dr. Timothy Leary? Work on a script was begun late last year by L.M. Kit Carson. I know because Kit told me, and because I urged Carson to research it by wading into a book by Jay Stevens called Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream, which is by far the most comprehensive and fascinating account of the ’60s psychedelic movement I’ve ever read. I mentioned it to DiCaprio when I saw him at a party last February in Santa Barbara, and was left with a vague impression he hadn’t read it. Here’s an excerpt from the book.