Paramount Revisits White City


Paramount Pictures has once again boarded the big screen adaptation of Erik Larson’s bestselling novel “The Devil in the White City,” a project previously coveted by producing partners Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, reports Variety.

Paramount reacquired the film rights to the book last month after being approached by producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, whose 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.