Director Martin Scorsese is teaming up once again with actor Leonardo DiCaprio for the new movie The Devil in the White City. In the film DiCaprio will play the role of serial killer Henry H. Holmes.
DiCaprio and Scorsese
Paramount bought the rights to the 2003 book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, written by Erik Larson, which inspired the screenplay written by Billy Ray (The Hunger Games).
The book is set during the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair. It explores the true stories about architect Daniel H. Burnham and killer H. H. Holmes.
Henry H. Holmes
H.H. Holmes has long been considered America’s first documented serial killer. He built an expansive hotel with hidden traps and rooms designed as gas chambers, it was later referred to as “The Murder Castle” . He rid himself of the bodies of his victims by stripping and bleaching the skeletons and sold them to schools and doctors. When caught, Holmes confessed to murdering twenty-seven, but officers believed that the number was actually much higher.
The Murder Castle