I first reported that Leo DiCaprio would be taking on the role as America’s first serial-killer, Dr H.H Holmes. Leo’s production company Appian Way acquired the movie rights to Erik Larson’s best seller, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. The news has made front page of Reddit, again, so I thought I would get another post done for those who missed my first.
I have known this news for a long time and first reported the news back 2013 – the post can be read >>>HERE. For a while, I was in doubt that the project was going to happen, then all the big-wig sites reported that Scorsese had found his leading man for his next movie, when in fact I actually think that it was Leo who got Scorsese on board as director, as he is the man who bought the movie rights to the 2003 book.
I haven’t read the book that the film will be based, but I have educated myself well on Holmes since Appian Way bought the rights. We’re going to be in for something dark, and we will see Leo take on a role that will both terrify and shock.
H.H Holmes admitted to killing 27 women at the Chicago World Fair in 1893, but is suspected of at least 200 murders.