It has been reported that Leonardo DiCaprio is being lined up to star in the big screen adaptation of the 2003 non-fiction book by Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America. Leonardo is being tipped to play, one of the most notorious serial killers in Chicago history, Dr. Henry Howard Holmes.
Meanwhile, Graham Moore has been given the job of scripting the movie. Graham, who is a transplanted Chicagoan, now living and working in Los Angeles, explained how he has been “obsessed with Devil in the White City for a decade. My high school was 50 yard away from where the Chicago World’s Fair was held, and I played soccer on a field near where Holmes murdered about 200 people.”
He added, “It was a truly horrible crime, but it’s a very Chicago story. Though I moved to LA, I think of myself as fundamentally Mid-Western, and in a weird way, this is a dark and twisted tribute to my hometown.” The Devil in the White City is expected to begin filming next year, with a release date set for sometime in 2013.