Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating film adaptation of Erik Larson’s famed book “The Devil in the White City” is being changed into the form of an event series for Hulu and Paramount Television.
Set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the series tells the intertwining stories of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham and serial killer H.H. Holmes, a charming sociopath who used a hotel he built near the fairgrounds to lure victims.
Complete with gas chamber and crematorium, Holmes would murder his victims and strip their skeletons to sell for medical and scientific study. Holmes killed at least twenty-seven people, mostly young women, though some say the number was closer to nearly two hundred.
DiCaprio and Scorsese will executive produce the project along with Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson. The project was first set up by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner back in 2003 but that version didn’t come together. DiCaprio has been linked for nearly a decade and Scorsese since 2015.
Source: TV Line