Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play Dr H.H. Holmes, a prolific 19th century killer, in a new Martin Scorsese movie...

Based on Erik Larson's non-fiction book The Devil in the White City: Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (2003), Paramount won the production rights after a long bidding war with competitors Twentieth Century Fox and Universal.

DiCaprio bought the rights to Larson's novel in 2010 and the film will be scripted by Billy Ray, the man behind the Captain Phillips script. 

This new movie will mark the sixth collaboration between the actor and famed director, Martin Scorsese. Stay tuned for more movie news on Buro 24/7 Middle East...