Leonardo Dicaprio Will Star In Martin Scorcese’s Next Masterpiece ‘The Devil In The White City’
An adaptation of Erik Larson's book, "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" is the next project for the Academy Award winner director and his favorite actor, Leonardo Dicaprio. Larson's novel is based on a true story.
"The Devil in the White City" entwines the stories of a notorious serial killer and an architect. Daniel H. Burnham, an architect and urban designer who was behind the 1893 World's Fair and H.H. Holmes, a charismatic doctor, con artist, bigamist and serial killer who lured anywhere between 27 and 200 victims to his elaborately designed 'Murder Castle'. DiCaprio is reportedly set to play the serial killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes, as reported by Independent. Further research states that Dr. H. H. Holmes is completely equipped with gas chamber and crematorium to murder his victims. He would strip their skeletons to sell for medical and scientific study. Holmes' victims were mostly young women.
Scorsese explained that a script in currently being drafted. "One of the things that I had to stop for the past six months," Scorsese shared to Toronto Sun while being busy on his new drama 'Silence,' "was my meetings on that script. They want me to start again in January and see if we can find a way because it's an extraordinary story."
DiCaprio purchased the film rights in 2010. Scorsese said he looks forward to working again with DiCaprio, as they have produced successful films such as "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed," "Shutter Island" and "The Wolf of Wall Street". He professed that he and the actor share a vision on film and on life, according to Consequence of Sound.
On their latest collaboration, "The Departed," Scorcese finally earned his first Oscar for Best Director. Scorsese's new drama "Silence" stars Andrew Garfield Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, see it in theatres December. Check out the trailer below: