Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up again — but this time it’s to tell the story of the man with the Murder Castle, H.H. Holmes, America’s premiere serial killer. According to Deadline, Martin Scorsese will direct the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio based off the novel The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America written by Erik Larson. The screenplay being written by Billy Ray(Hart’s War, The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) will be the fifth time that Scorsese and DiCaprio have teamed together one a film, their latest project together was 2013’s Wolf On Wall Street.
DiCaprio will play Dr. HH Holmes, a cunning serial killer believed to have murdered anywhere from 27 to 200 people at a time when the city of Chicago was enthralled with hosting the World’s Fair of 1893. Holmes constructed The World’s Fair Hotel, an inn more lethal than the Bates Motel, especially for young single women. The sociopath used charm and guile to lure guests into what became known as a “murder castle,” a haunt that had a gas chamber, crematorium and a dissecting table where Holmes would murder his victims and strip their skeletons to sell for medical and scientific study.
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