Ooooph. This’ll get the blood flowin’ to all the right places. Whenever Leonardo Dicpario and Martin Scorsese team up, you know about to see the illest shit ever (see: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street). Well folks, looks like Hollywood’s greatest couple is back in action for a sixth movie.
In January, Scorsese’s focus will turn to the adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 best-selling novel The Devil in the White City, with DiCaprio set to play the role of the novel’s serial killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes.
Via The Toronto Sun:
“Right now, there is a script being worked on,” Scorsese said of an adaptation of Erik Larson’s book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. Larson’s tale, based on a true story, entwines the stories of a notorious serial killer and the architect who designed the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.
“One of the things that I had to stop for the past six months,” Scorsese said about his final push to complete his new spiritual drama Silence, “was my meetings on that script. They want me to start again in January and see if we can find a way because it’s an extraordinary story.”
Instant Oscar contender? I think so. Combine that with the fact Scorsese is also developing his long-gestating The Irishman with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, and you’ve got yourself some consistent Scorsese heat being served up for the next few years.