Apparently Depp is signed on to be the killer and Universal has the project. Has anyone heard much about this production, where it's at, etc?
edit: Paramount has it, not Universal.
From Variety back in FEB:
| Paramount Pictures has once again boarded the bigscreen adaptation of Erik Larson's bestselling tome "The Devil in the White City," a project previously coveted by producing partners Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner. |
Par reacquired the film rights to the book last month after being approached by producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, whose shingle Double Feature Films has a new first-look deal with the studio.
Larson's nonfiction book, set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, tells the intertwining stories of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham and serial killer H.H. Holmes, who used a hotel he built near the fairgrounds to lure his victims.
Cruise/Wagner Prods. scooped up rights to "White City" in 2003 through the shingle's deal with Par, but the option lapsed in 2004.