DEVIL Gets His Due

I was pleased to see one of my all-time favorite books, Eric Larson’s true crime story, The Devil in the White City, suddenly moving up Amazon’s sales rankings (now at #190 from #526 yesterday).

It turns out that Leonardo DiCaprio is working on acquiring film rights, with the intent of starring as the serial killer who used the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair to lure his victims.

The obvious question is why is this just happening now, seven years after the book was published? According to Deadline, Tom Cruise originally optioned it, but that recently lapsed.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Erik Larson
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 447 pages
Publisher: Vintage – (2004-02-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0375725601 / 9780375725609

3 Responses to “DEVIL Gets His Due”

  1. Jan Says:

    This is such a fantastic read. I always say, If everyone wrote history like this, everyone would read history.

  2. Naomi Bates Says:

    Larsen is absolutely my favorite NF author!! Any one of his books would make an excellent movie.

  3. Jackie Merritt Says:

    Wonderful book- hope they’ll do it justice as a film.