And, for nearly as long, there have been rumors that Leonardo DiCaprio was keen to produce and star in a film about H.H. Holmes, with his mentor Martin Scorsese at the helm; DiCaprio even scored film rights to The Devil in the White City, a nonfiction book about Holmes by Erik Larson, over a decade ago.
The development was announced on stage by Craig Erwich, Hulu's SVP of originals, at TCA, where the network is promoting series including George Clooney's Catch-22 and comedy Shrill. Names like Tom Cruise and Kathryn Bigelow have been attached to the production, but it was DiCaprio who purchased the rights to it in 2010. "The Devil in the White City" tells the true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were linked by The Chicago World's Fair of 1893.More news: Study Finds Half American Youth With Mental Health Issues Go Untreated
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are taking their Dr. H.H. Holmes project to the small screen. Joining DiCaprio and Scorsese as executive producers will be Stacey Sher (Django Unchained), Rick Yorn (The Wolf Of Wall Street), Emma Koskoff (The Departed) and Jennifer Davidson (the still-in-development Time Machine).
According to variety.com, DiCaprio acquired the rights to the book almost a decade ago and planned to adapt it for a feature film in which he would portray Holmes.More news: Savage Released On Bond Following ICE Arrest
Not a whole lot is known about the series yet, but Paramount Television have confirmed that the actor and the director will be involved.
Notorious Chicago killer H.H. Holmes - who may have murdered several people in his Englewood "Murder Castle" in the late-1800s - is finally getting the full dramatic treatment.More news: Mars One Is Bankrupt And Down For The Count