Scorsese and DiCaprio's Long-Awaited Collaboration 'The Devil in the White City' Now Under Development as a Hulu Series
It’s a sad day for cinema. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited project ‘The Devil in the White City’ has transitioned from being a film adaptation to a television series on Hulu. The streaming service officially announced Monday that it would be partnering with Paramount TV to develop Erik Larson’s acclaimed novel.
‘The Devil in the White City’ has been in various phases of development for upwards of a decade, with film fans pining for the project to finally be brought to the silver screen. DiCaprio has been attached since the beginning. He was originally announced to play Holmes when his production company Appian Way picked up the rights to the book in 2010. Scorsese entered into the conversation five years later, in 2015, when the aim was still to develop the story into a feature film.
Hulu described the series as “the spellbinding and chilling true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Each embodying American ingenuity at the dawn of the 20th century – Daniel 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 fair grounds – a palace built to seduce, torture and mutilate young women.”
Scorsese and DiCaprio are still attached to the project as executive producers. Though it may be disappointing to fans of the duo who have been eagerly awaiting another collaboration between the two, they are still tentatively attached to ‘Roosevelt,’ a biographical drama about President Theodore Roosevelt.
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