Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese Reuniting for Serial Killer Movie
The actor and director have teamed up to make five acclaimed movies, and they're reuniting once again for "Devil in the White City."
Deadline reports that Paramount has optioned the rights to Erik Larson's nonfiction book about a serial killer in Chicago in the late 19th century. DiCaprio will play HH Holmes, who murdered between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women.
The movie is set against the backdrop of the 1893 World's Fair, and also tells the story of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham. Holmes, who works with Burnham, builds the World's Fair Hotel and uses it as a means of luring in his victims. It was a nightmarish place that had a gas chamber, crematorium, and dissecting table.
Together, DiCaprio and Scorsese have previously made "Gangs of New York,""The Aviator,""The Departed," "Shutter Island," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." It's been a great collaboration for the actor, who has received two of his five Academy Award nominations in Scorsese films.
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