Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are once again teaming up for a high-profile project, this time on streaming platform: The pair is set to produce a TV series adaptation of the nonfiction thriller “The Devil in the White City” for Hulu.
Hulu announced the news during a presentation at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday. Few details were revealed aside from the list of producers, which also includes Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson.
Here’s the official logline for the series:
“The Devil in the White City” tells true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to mark his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on the fair grounds – a palace built to seduce, torture and mutilate young women.
The project, based on the bestselling 2003 book by Erik Larson, had once been a hot commodity in Hollywood, with various studios clamoring for the film rights. It began development at Warner Bros. in 2003, then eventually landed at Paramount, though that studio let the rights lapse twice.Tom Cruise was at one point attached to star, and another version was set to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow. DiCaprio himself snapped up the property back in 2010, and originally intended to headline as Holmes in a feature film version directed by Scorsese, though that project never materialized.
It’s unclear at this time whether or not the actor will now appear in the Hulu series. Either way, we can’t wait to finally watch this sensational — and sensationally creepy — story unfold on screen.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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