Rumors of a Martin Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio adaptation of Erik Larson’s true crime novel The Devil in the White City have circulated for years, but the project never quite seemed able to get across the starting line. Today, however, we've got an interesting (and very unexpected!) update: the pair’s take on the man known as America's first serial killer, HH Holmes, is headed to Hulu instead of the big screen.
Here are the details, via Variety:
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will executive produce the project along with Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson. Paramount Television will produce.
“The Devil in the White City” tells true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to mark his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on the fair grounds.
Folks, just wait until you see H.H. Holmes' Murder Castle. You will not sleep again for a very long time.
We're excited to learn more about this project as it develops! Meanwhile, hit the comments with your thoughts on everything from Larson's book to the prospect of a TV series about a serial killer from this dynamic duo. Are you folks as hyped as we are?