It is apparently the era of true crime movies! Recently, we heard about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck making a movie about Whitey Bulger. And now, according to Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio will play serial killer H.H. Holmes in the movie adaptation of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America.
The “Fair” of the title is the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. While the city prepped, planned, prepared, and celebrated, Holmes killed at least twenty-seven women. Although he never admitted to more, estimates put his actual victim count as high as 200.