The book came out a dozen years ago; movie rumors swirled for years, but I hadn’t heard anything in quite some time. Now there’s one of those Hollywood packages in the works, with deals signed, etc. The Devil in the White City will finally get closer to being adapted into a movie!
The Devil in the White City takes place in the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893. Cool neoclassical edifices were constructed. There were rides (for instance, the very first Ferris Wheel!) and amusements, musics, art, and technologies, and types of food and peoples imported from around the globe. They even assassinated a mayor of Chicago there, just for the closing ceremonies!
Also, not on the fairgrounds, there was a guy who built a murder-tenement and killed some people. Leonardo DiCaprio is going to be playing that guy.
I’m looking forward to it, once it finally comes out!