Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese has announced his long time collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio will be getting on board his latest project – an adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 book The Devil in the White City.
DiCaprio bought the rights to the book, about a serial killer who uses the 1893 World’s Fair to lure unsuspecting victims to his ‘Murder Castle’, and will star as the maniacal Dr. Holmes. He will also produce the film along with Scorsese, which promises to be one of their darkest films yet.
The pair have worked together on numerous films in the past, including Oscar winner The Departed and nominees The Wolf of Wall Street and Gangs of New York, which between them have 15 nominations and no win. The two have had very mixed success with the Academy, who shower them with nominations but struggle to convert. However, The Devil in the White City will have a lot of expectation behind it, and will surely have film award critics around the world keeping a close eye on it.
Leonardo DiCaprio will next be seen in The Revenant, directed by man of the moment Alejandro G. Inarritu, while Scorsese’s next project is Silence starring Liam Neeson and Adam Driver. The Devil in the White City has no release date as yet, but we’ll bring you all the updates as they happen.