Director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio have collaborated on five features in the past 13 years: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street. And now they’re going to make that an even six-pack, with the AP reporting they’ll reteam for a film adaptation of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.
The 2003 non-fiction novel by Larson (who’s currently back on the bestseller list with Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania) concerns Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer preying on attendees at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Paramount Pictures has hired Billy Ray to pen the screenplay adaptation, which is good news indeed; his previous “based on a true story” adaptations include Captain Phillips, Shattered Glass, and Breach.
DiCaprio’s partnership with the legendary director has certainly proven durable, though he’s still a few pictures behind Robert De Niro, who’s acted for Scorsese eight times. But neither has racked up as many films as Scorsese’s most frequent actor, with nine appearances: his late, great mother, Catherine Scorsese.