Published: Thu, February 14, 2019

Scorsese And DiCaprio Bringing The Devil In The White City To TV

Scorsese And DiCaprio Bringing The Devil In The White City To TV

Instead of becoming a feature-length film, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Erik Larson's historical non-fiction book The Devil In The White City: Murder Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America will be a Hulu series.

Hulu announced the news during a presentation at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday. It began development at Warner Bros.in 2003, then eventually landed at Paramount, though that studio let the rights lapse twice. They are also making a Theodore Roosevelt biopic titled Roosevelt (with DiCaprio attached to star in the title role) and an adaptation of David Grann's bestselling book Killers of the Flower Moon.

Leonardo DiCaprio acquired the rights nearly 10 years ago, with plans to adapt the story into a film in which he would star as the main character, Holmes.


DiCaprio and Scorsese were developing The Devil in the White City as a film and decided that a series would be a better option to tell the story of those two extraordinary men who both were exceptionally good at their jobs. The book chronicles a fictionalized account of H.H. Holmes, who is regarded as America's first serial killer.

Other executive producers on the series include Stacey Sher (Into the Badlands, Django Unchanged), Rick Yorn (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street), Emma Koskoff (Joker, The Wolf of Wall Street), and Jennifer Davisson (The Revenant, Orphan).

And in addition to the Holmes project, they are collaborating on an adaption of The Lost City of Z author David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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