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DiCaprio In Scorcese Serial Killer Movie

leonardodicapriofraudLong time partners Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio are apparently going to team up once again, this time for a movie about a nut who killed up to 200 people.

As Deadline reports, Paramount has finally closed a deal to acquire Larson’s “The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America”, outlasting five other studios, including the aggressive pursuit of Universal and Fox. It puts DiCaprio and Scorsese together for their sixth collaboration, with a script by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips).

The film is about a man, America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, who had killed anywhere between 27-200 people. Here’s a synopsis of the book:

Not long after Jack the Ripper haunted the ill-lit streets of 1888 London, H.H. Holmes (born Herman Webster Mudgett) dispatched somewhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women, in the churning new metropolis of Chicago; many of the murders occurred during (and exploited) the city’s finest moment, the World’s Fair of 1893. Larson’s breathtaking new history is a novelistic yet wholly factual account of the fair and the mass murderer who lurked within it.

5 Comments

  1. Mucho Macho

    August 11, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I’m still waiting for Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese to reunite..
    come on dammit!!

    • AlTeo

      August 12, 2015 at 12:07 am

      I think there’s a potential classic gangster movie that’s in development for years, that he’s attached to direct, with him not only reuniting with De Niro but also with Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino joining the mix. Called “The Irishman” at one point.

      • Mucho Macho

        August 12, 2015 at 1:24 am

        I remember that now.
        I know De Niro was supposed to be on The Departed but he was busy with other things. I will love to see to see the old gang back

  2. Mucho Macho

    August 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I say one thing about the DiCaprio, I watched him in the television show “growing pains” (last season) and the movie “critters 3”
    and he sure as shit has come a long way. Just like Tom Cruise he seems to take care of his career, he picks his directors & roles carefully. In that regard you gotta respect him. I know some people hate him but every now & again i look at him & go “shit! Mofo was in “Critters 3″😛

  3. jim

    August 12, 2015 at 2:10 am

    De CaprioScorcese is not DeNiroScorcese and it never will be. I enjoyed The Departed but Casino was Scorcese’s last truly great movie.