Paramount Pictures has reacquired rights for the film adaptation of Erik Larson’s bestselling book “The Devil in the White City” reports Variety.
Larson’s nonfiction book, set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, tells the intertwining stories of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham and serial killer H.H. Holmes, who used a hotel he built near the fairgrounds to lure his victims.
Cruise/Wagner Prods. picked up rights to “White City” in 2003 but let the option lapse. Kathryn Bigelow (“K-19”) was previously attached to direct and produce.