HYDE PARK — Seeing Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese hanging out in Jackson Park could happen, as the two reportedly have paired up to make a film version of "The Devil in the White City."
Paramount Film Group has won a bidding war to adapt Erik Larson’s novel about a killer in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park.
Deadline reports that DiCarprio will star as the killer, Dr. HH Holmes, with Scorsese directing.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. had held the rights but let them lapse a month ago, sparking a new auction.
One neighborhood connection has been dropped as the film becomes more likely to be made.
Graham Moore, a University of Chicago Laboratory School grad who won an Oscar in February for writing “The Imitation Game,” is no longer rumored to be the screenwriter. Billy Ray, the screenwriter for “The Hunger Games” and “Captain Phillips” is now adapting “Devil in the White City,” according to Deadline.
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