Leonardo DiCaprio to play a serial killer Henry Howard Holmes
Leonardo DiCaprio to star in the film adaptation of the book “The Devil in the White City” (The Devil in the White City) American writer Erik Larson, reports Reuters.
Published in 2003 a book based on real events unfolding in Chicago in the late XIX century. In the center of its plot – the renowned architect Daniel Burnham, designer of the territory of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, and serial killer Henry Howard Holmes.
Holmes is known for having built a Chicago hotel. During the World Expo in the city experienced an influx of visitors. Holmes lured people into the building and brutally killed them. Officially, as a result of his actions killed 27 people. However, there are suggestions that the victims could be hundreds of visitors.DiCaprio will play Holmes.
The film company is Paramount. Director and writer of the project has not yet been appointed.
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