Leonardo DiCaprio looking to get evil with THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY.

Good Lord, Leonardo DiCaprio is freakin’ busy these days! It seems like every other project (Tinseltown talk for proposed films) in Hollywood has Leo attached either as an actor or as a producer. Just a couple of days ago, word came that he is a producer on the proposed TV series based on Bazel’s BEAT THE REAPER. Now word comes that he may star in the adaptation of Erik Larson’s THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America, the critically (and commerically) successful historical/true crime book.

Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness.

Here, then, is your ticket to the greatest fair in history—a place where incredible dreams came to life alongside darkest nightmares.

Leo is looking to play the sinister Dr. H. H. Holmes. Graham Moore is slated to handle writing duties. Moore has gained prominence after his screenplay THE IMITATION GAME landed on top of the Hollywood Black List of best unproduced scripts of 2011.