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Martin Scorsese's Leo DiCaprio-Starring 'The Devil In The White City' Back In The Works

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 21, 2016 6:39PM

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The long-rumored Martin Scorsese-helmed, Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film adaptation of Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City finally appears to be moving forward.

According to Sun Media, script meeting are once again back on to adapt the book, the rights of which star DiCaprio purchased in 2010.

“Right now, there is a script being worked on,” Scorsese said, as quoted by Sun Media.

“One of the things that I had to stop for the past six months,” Scorsese said, referring to post-production work on his upcoming Silence (opening Friday), “was my meetings on that script. They want me to start again in January and see if we can find a way because it’s an extraordinary story.”

Devil, the once-ubiquitous non-fiction-but-it-reads-like-fiction bestseller, charts the parallel tales of architect Daniel Burnham’s work during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and serial killer/”Murder Castle” mastermind Dr. H.H. Holmes (DiCaprio's role). But if you're from or living in Chicago you already know that, as mandated by local bylaw.

In the meantime, you can get excited with our detailed history of the so-called Murder Castle and photo essay and check out the trailer for Silence below.