Back in 2015, it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio would be starring in yet another Martin Scorsese-directed movie called Devil in the White City. However, the details have changed a bit since then.
Devil in the White City will now be a limited series on Hulu, according to Variety. In addition, DiCaprio will NOT be starring in it, but is executive producing alongside Scorsese (and Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff and Jennifer Davisso). DiCaprio originally purchased film rights to the book in 2010, so it’s been a long time coming.
Read the synopsis below.
“The Devil in the White City” tells true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to mark his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on the fair grounds.
Previously in television, Scorsese executive produced HBO’s Vinyl and Boardwalk Empire. He and DiCaprio last collaborated on the 2015 short film The Audition, and The Wolf of Wall Street two years prior.