DiCaprio teaming up with Scorsese on The Devil in the White City

The big screen adaption of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City looks to be making some progress, as Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to the novel.

Leonardo DiCaprio is in line to star in the line, linking up with director Martin Scorsese once again. Academy Award nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games) is on board to adapt the novel for the big screen.

Crown Publishing describes The Devil in the White City as follows:

“Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder.

Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness. Here, then, is your ticket to the greatest fair in history—a place where incredible dreams came to life alongside darkest nightmares.”

There is no release date set for The Devil in the White City just yet.

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