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One of cinema's greatest ever directing-acting duo's has been Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, bringing us such fantastic films as The Aviator, Gangs Of New York, Shutter Island, The Departed and most recently 2013's The Wolf Of Wall Street.

The two are collaborating for a sixth time to adapt Erik Larson's true crime thriller novel; The Devil In The White City, a story DiCaprio has been wanting to put up on the big screen for years.

The book tells the true story of serial killer Dr H.H Holmes. In Chicago at the time of the 1893 World's Fair, Holmes opened a hotel which he designed and built so that he could murder visitors. Holmes confessed to 27 murders, nine of which are confirmed yet it's told that his actual body count could be over 200. The hotel later received the name 'Murder Castle'.

From the sounds of it, this could be the darkest character DiCaprio has ever played, even more so than slave owner Calvin Candie from Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Scorsese taking on the project is a great thing, he's one of cinemas greatest ever talents and has had major success working with DiCaprio in the past.

The film will feature a script by Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray and will be distributed by Paramount. A release date has not yet been announced.

You can next see DiCaprio in Alejandro G. Innaritu's (Birdman) The Revenant and Martin Scorsese's next picture is the historicial missionary drama Silence starring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) and Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).


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