Leonardo DiCaprio has signed to star as America’s first ever serial killer in The Devil in the White City, set up through his Appian Way Prods. with Double Feature Films. DiCaprio will play H.H. Holmes, who murdered somewhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women. Erik Larson’s nonfiction book “The Devil in the White City,” which has sold 2.3 million copies and been translated into 17 languages, is set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, tells the intertwining stories of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham and Holmes, who used a hotel he built near the fairgrounds to lure his victims. Warner Bros. will now distribute. The Devil in the White City was first put been in development in Hollywood by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner through their Cruise/Wagner banner through the shingle’s deal with Par, but the option lapsed in 2004.
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