The Devil in the White City

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Status: Development As of August 10, 2015

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Paramount just closed a deal to acquire the Erik Larson book The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America.

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TBA | Drama Suspense

The story focuses on the lives of two men who turned the 1893 Chicago World's Fair into their playground. One man, Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, in a short ... more

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Leonardo DiCaprio
H.H. Holmes
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Martin Scorsese

Screenwriter

Billy Ray

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The story focuses on the lives of two men who turned the 1893 Chicago World's Fair into their playground. One man, Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, in a short period of time was forced to overcome immense obstacles to construct the famous "White City" around which the fair was built. The other, H.H. Holmes, was a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair. Holmes devised and erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims to their death.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on Erik Larson's bestselling novel of the same name. The Devil in the White City spent three years on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold 2.3 million copies and has been translated into 17 languages.

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