La lunga collaborazione tra Martin Scorsese e Leonardo Di Caprio è destinata a continuare ancora a lungo.
I due lavoreranno all’adattamento del romanzo di Erik Larsson, The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America, ambientato nel corso dell’esposizione universale di Chicago nel 1893.
Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) ha riscritto la sceneggiatura che si è assicurata la Paramount.
Di Caprio sarà il protagonista, un serial killer, e Martin Scorsese dovrebbe dirigere il film subito dopo Silence.
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake.