Martin Scorcese And Leonardo DiCaprio Have Teamed Up For A New TV Series
Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio have produced some of Hollywood's greatest movies, including Shutter Island, Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed and The Aviator.
Well, if you liked any of those films then you'll be delighted to know the ultimate professional couple have teamed up once again for a TV series, according to Variety.
It'll be based off the book by Erik Larson (and it's a long one), called The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America.
The book is set in 1890s Chicago 'interweaving the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 World's Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, a pharmacist and serial killer who lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed "Murder Castle"'.
Sounds like a combination of The Greatest Showman and Hannibal.
It's split in four parts, with the first three parts spread over a three-year period. Seems like the perfect way to split a TV series into at least four seasons, if you ask me.
The first part of the story zeroes in on Daniel Burnham and his building of, and struggles with, his infamous fair. The other goes into how H.H. Holmes slowly becomes mentally unstable and develops his psychotic plan to lure and kill multiple victims.
The plot doesn't go into how these two characters are linked but if Scorcese and DiCaprio are involved, you know it'll be good.
DiCaprio has been sitting on this project for some time now.
The actor bought the rights to the book way back in 2010 and wanted to create a film and star as Holmes. After going back and forth, it was eventually turned into a TV series with Hulu backing the project.
DiCaprio and Scorcese will be executive producers along with Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson.
If you were wondering, the story of Dr HH Holmes is 100 percent real.
The serial killer confessed to murdering up to 27 people back in his heyday however he was only officially linked to nine bodies.
The unofficial bdy count, the word on the street suggested, was up to 200.
He was executed on May 7, 1896 just nine days before his 35th birthday, however that sentence was for just one murder. It was only during his trial did he confess to his other victims which gained him more notoriety.
This sure sounds like one hell of a TV show.
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