One of Hollywood’s most accomplished and dynamic actor-director duos is gearing up for a new film.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will adapt Erik Larson’s 2003 non-fiction book “Devil in the White City,” which will be the pair’s sixth collaboration.
Paramount Pictures emerged from a competitive five-studio auction with the rights to produce and distribute the film in theaters, according to Deadline.
“White City” follows the true stories of two men: Daniel Burnham and Dr. Henry Howard Holmes. Burnham was the architect behind the ambitious 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and the radiant area known as the “White City” at its core, and Holmes was a deranged serial killer who used the bustling fair as a cover for his heinous acts of murder.
DiCaprio will assume the role of Holmes, and Scorsese will man the director’s chair, of course. Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips,” “The Hunger Games”) is also on board to write the script.
This adaptation will be the latest collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese, who have projects that span more than a decade, including “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Shutter Island,” “The Departed,” “The Aviator” and “Gangs of New York.” Those movies have earned Scorsese four directing Academy Awards nominations (one win – “The Departed”) and DiCaprio two acting nods.
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