To the delight of every movie lover out there, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are going to work together on another film, that will tell a brilliantly dark story.
This would be the sixth time that DiCaprio and Scorsese work together and considering the thrilling story they are going to be adapting to the big screen, it’s going to be one exciting ride.
The two will be adapting “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America” by Erik Larson, a novel that tells the true story of gruesome serial killer H.H. Holmes, who brutally murdered between 26 and 200 people in the true house of horrors that was his hotel.
The action takes place during the Chicago World Fair in 1893, when H.H. Holmes built The World’s Fair Hotel near the location of the fair. However, this was no ordinary hotel, as it was equipped with soundproof dissecting rooms and gas chambers, essentially making it the stuff of nightmares.
The utterly charming Holmes lured women into his house of horrors, whom he ended up killing there. The particularly creepy outcome of Holmes’ actions was his skeleton business, as he sold human skeletons for academic use.
H.H. Holmes will be played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who is going to show us his dark side one again, and Martin Scorsese will the the director of the film.
The entire scenario reminds fans of one of the best movies to come out of the collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese, 2010’s masterful thriller “Shutter Island”. It is currently one of the most appreciated films of the thriller genre, due to its brilliant plot and the haunting portrayal of the main characters and of Shutter island itself, that was perceived as character in its own rights, thanks to Martin Scorsese’s flawless directing.
Other amazing films that DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked together on are Gangs of New York from 2002, The Aviator from 2004, The Departed from 2006 and the latest, The Wolf of Wall Street, from 2013 , that was met with immense success among viewers and critics alike.
With the exception of Shutter Island, that was released outside Oscar season, the rest of the DiCaprio-Scorsese films received numerous in Academy Awards nominations. The Departed actually won 4 Oscars and The Aviator holds the record at 5 golden statues, but The Devil in the White City just might the one that breaks this record.
Furthermore, maybe this upcoming movie will be the one that brings Leonardo DiCaprio his much deserved Oscar, as he was nominated four times already. He has always come so close to getting it and then, at the last moment, the award was given to one of his contenders.
There is no specific release date at the moment, but it seems that this project was a long time coming, as it took ten long years to get to the big screen. After silently working on The Devil in the White City for six years, Leonardo DiCaprio will also be one of the film’s producers, alongside Scorsese and three others.
Hopefully, the production of the film will start soon, because all the fans are already counting down the days and filling up their movie ticket piggy banks, so as to make sure they are there for the film’s premiere.
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