For years, true-crime buffs have wondered why Hollywood has yet to make a big-budget movie about America’s first confirmed serial killers, Henry H. Holmes. The cunning doctor and architect created a literal house of horrors that could rival anything we’ve seen on screen!
And, for almost 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.
Now, Variety is reporting that the project is actually coming to fruition—though not in the form we were expecting. It looks like the deeds of H.H. Holmes will be recounted in a series on Hulu!
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.
Variety also reports that DiCaprio and Scorsese will executive produce the project for Paramount Television, along with Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson.
Obviously, this project is still in its infancy, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!