Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in 'The Devil in the White City' Adaptation
The devil has found a home.
After a bidding war among five studios, Erik Larson's bestseller "The Devil in the White City" landed at Paramount with Leonardo DiCaprio to play an infamous serial killer and Martin Scorsese to direct the big-screen adaptation, Deadline reports.
The deal reunites the actor-director team from "The Wolf Of Wall Street." DiCaprio will also be one of the producers.
The book, whose full title is "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America," tells the true story of a prolific murderer who killed as many as 200 people, many of them single young women, during the mounting of the Chicago Columbian Exhibition world's fair of 1893.