Thursday, August 13, 2015

"I was born with the devil in me...":

"Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the long-in-development The Devil in the White City with Martin Scorsese directing for Paramount, sources confirm. The project, which has been in the works for more than a decade, reunites DiCaprio with Scorsese two years after The Wolf of Wall Street. Paramount won an auction to buy the movie rights to Erik Larson’s book “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America.” The studio has previously owned the rights twice. 

 Billy Ray, whose credits include Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games, will write the script. Producers are DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson along with Stacey Sher, Scorsese, Rick Yorn and Emma Koskoff. DiCaprio first joined the project in 2010. DiCaprio will play H.H. Holmes, who murdered between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women. Set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, The Devil in the White City tells the intertwining stories of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham and Holmes, who used a hotel he built near the fairgrounds to lure his victims."

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