Leonardo DiCaprio will play a serial killer in an adaptation of Erik Larson's best-selling novel, Devil in the White City. The story follows a doctor who murdered anywhere between 27-200 people while Chicago was hosting the World's Fair in 1893.
DiCaprio is coming off the massive success of Inception, which has raked in more than $800 million worldwide. That gives him more than enough clout to tackle a role that is bound to be controversial and daring.
The Oscar-nominated actor also recently committed to starring in Hoover--a biopic about famed FBI director J. Edgar Hoover--for Clint Eastwood.