Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have long been attached to the adaptation of Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair That Changed America. The book, about the true story of serial killer Henry H. Holmes, was going to be adapted for film, but it looks like the plan has changed. It is headed to the small screen instead. Variety is reporting that both DiCaprio and Scorsese will executive produce Hulu‘s series “The Devil in the White City.”
“The Devil in the White City” follows “two men, one an architect, and the other Holmes, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Daile H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to make his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on the fairgrounds.”
Paramount Television will produce, with Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson executive producing along with DiCaprio and Scorsese.