Devil in the White City: Script in Progress

Martin Scorcese revealed last month that the script of Devil in the White City, an adaption of the book by Erik Larson is in progress.

ditwc-bookDevil in the White City is a great non fiction book, that in a two for one deal follows two events in Chicago in the 1890s. It follows HH Holmes, a serial killer who built an elaborate ‘murder castle’, and also the development  of the Chicago World Fair. The book reads like a fiction book more than a non fiction book, which makes it definitely worth a read.



Martin Scorcese bought the rights to the movie in 2010, and Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio (how great is it to call him that now?) is part of the project – tipped to play sociopathic Holmes. Scorcese and DiCaprio have teamed up previously to make some little movies you may have heard about – Gangs of New York, Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island. So Devil in the White City is probably going to be good.


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