updated 11/05/2010 AT 12:35 PM ET
•originally published 11/07/2010 AT 4:00 PM ET
Call it book smarts: Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to turn two page-turners into big-screen successes.
The literature at stake? Erik Larson’s 2003 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel of 1925, The Great Gatsby.
As for The Devil in the White City, it’s a killer role – literally. DiCaprio will produce and star in the movie as deceivingly charming serial killer H.H. Holmes, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
With both film adaptations in the works, PEOPLE.com wants to know: