The Devil in the White City : Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are finally going to tackle the serial killer in a series Hulu

Cinema 12 February, 2019






Six years after The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will team up again with The Devil in the White City.

While the project was initially designed for the cinema, passing from the hands of Warner Bros. to Paramount from 2003 to 2007, imagined with Tom Cruise in the lead role and Kathryn Bigelow at the realization, the rights were eventually bought by DiCaprio in person in 2010.

Since The Devil in the White City is in the cupboards. And if at the end of 2016, we hope to see the director of Shutter Island finally carry the film with his favorite actor in the lead role, it was nothing of the sort. Fortunately, the film gives new except that it is more intended for the cinema. In effect, the film turned into a series, and will be developed by Hulu and Paramount Television.


Leonardo DiCaprio finds Martin Scorsese following The Wolf of Wall Street !


It is during the tour press winter Television Critics Association that the project has been announced. For the moment, with the exception of the revelation of the producers, including Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are so in part, we do not know large-thing of The Devil in the White City. It is not known if the oscar-winning actor for The Revenant will propose the role of H. H. Holmes as it had been considered for the film.

As a reminder, The Devil White in the City is based on the bestseller by Erik Larson The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. It tells the true story of Daniel H. Burnham, an architect of genius, the origin of the universal exhibition of Chicago in 1893, and the serial killer H. H. Holmes, a doctor who has committed multiple murders (between 20 and 200) to two not from the show in his hotel nicknamed by the media “Murder Castle”.

Building full of gadgets, ultra-innovative for the time (electricity, gas, stairs, and pieces swept under the carpet, pieces able to transform themselves into fours the giants, traps of various kinds), it was thought at the time as a source of revenue (Holmes rented a part of the building), such as a trap, a giant, a laboratory macabre, where he engaged in various experiments on the remains of its victims, as well as a factory to dismiss a body and organic matter. The fact-who défraya the chronicle, has largely inspired the creators of Saw.


Leonardo DiCaprio in the amazing The Revenant


Until Hulu launches the project in concrete terms, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will soon be showing two films ‘ highly anticipated. The director is expected to unveil its Irishman next October on Netflix when the actor lands on the 14th of August 2019 on the big screen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.

And for those who are intrigued by the history behind The Devil in the White City, testing The manufacture of the murder of Alexandra Midal, published in October 2018 estimate with accuracy on the character of H. H. Holmes and the figure of the serial killer. What wait…


Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood