When it comes to blockbuster movies, director/actor duo, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, are up there with the best of them.
The iconic pair have worked together on a number of high profile films, from Gangs Of New York back in 2002 to The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), and The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013).
Like I say, it don’t get no bigger, it don’t get no better.
And after all this time on the big screen, they’re turning their attention to TV, developing a new series based on the book “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America” by Erik Larson.
Set in 1893, the book tells the tales of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, an architect and urban designer who was behind the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, and Henry Holmes, a charismatic doctor, con artist, bigamist and killer who capitalised on the tourist attraction to lure anywhere between 27 and 200 victims to his elaborately designed “Murder Castle”.
It’s a heavy book and it makes sense to become a TV series rather than a film given how much there is to pack in.
It’s unclear at this point whether DiCaprio will still star in the project, or if Scorsese is still directing, but there has been rumour of Leo taking on the role of Holmes. Regardless, they’re both serving as executive producers in partnership with Paramount Television, with the series set to air on Hulu.
There’s no further details at the moment but you’d have to say it’s a huge coup for Hulu to fight off the likes of Netflix to acquire the series. That means it should be made available via Sky Atlantic and Now TV over here.
The mere mention of those two is enough to get me on board.
It should be something special.
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