Oliver Stone may be moving from day traders to detectives.

The 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' helmer is in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of John D. MacDonald's 1964 detective novel 'The Deep Blue Good-by.'

Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star as Travis McGee, the shaggy hero who went on to appear in 21 more books.

The novel features McGee as a "salvage consultant" who reluctantly leaves his Florida houseboat to go in search of a treasure hidden by a soldier after World War II. The studio, Fox, is hoping that 'The Deep Blue Good-by' could be the first in a franchise. Oliver Stone may be moving from day traders to detectives.

The 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' helmer is in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of John D. MacDonald's 1964 detective novel 'The Deep Blue Good-by.'

Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star as Travis McGee, the shaggy hero who went on to appear in 21 more books.

The novel features McGee as a "salvage consultant" who reluctantly leaves his Florida houseboat to go in search of a treasure hidden by a soldier after World War II. The studio, Fox, is hoping that 'The Deep Blue Good-by' could be the first in a franchise.

DiCaprio is also set to produce, along with Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Amy Robinson.

If it happens, it would be the next in a string of recent, high-profile collaborations between DiCaprio and legendary directors. For the last decade, he's taken Robert De Niro's place as Martin Scorsese's go-to star, and as we reported yesterday, he's currently in talks to star in Clint Eastwood's upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic.

Stone's 'Wall Street' sequel, starring Shia LeBeouf and Michael Douglas, hits theaters this September.
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