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Leo DiCaprio to Play Serial Killer Dr. HH Holmes

Leo DiCaprio to Play Serial Killer Dr. HH Holmes

Leonardo DiCaprio is going over to the dark side!

The 35-year-old actor is set to play Dr. HH Holmes, a cunning serial killer believed to have murdered anywhere from 27 to 200 people in Chicago during the 1890s, Deadline reports.

Holmes constructed The World’s Fair Hotel, a “murder castle” where he killed his victims and stripped their skeletons to sell for medical and scientific study.

Leo isn’t the only actor who’ll soon be playing a murderer. True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten has reportedly signed up to star as notorious killer Charles Manson in The Family.

ARE YOU EXCITED for Leo DiCaprio’s new chilling role?

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  • JC

    Sounds good. He’s been making great movies lately.

  • alrighty then

    He’s also reading for the Jay Gatsby part in the upcoming remake of The Gatsby. He’s really number one isn’t he? Inception and Shutter Island were good. Congrats to him.

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    I love true crime, but I can’t see the point of another Charles Manson movie.. I recommend Jim Van Bebber’s 2003 The Manson Family.

  • Yes

    yes, sounds cool and scary…

  • CanadaGirl

    Will he play this character or is it speculation to get the news out and then the studio/producers will do a switcheroo and have more publicity?

  • Halli

    Yikes. Sounds good!

  • Lilakoi Moon

    @Steve: Are you….ok? Anyways, I like Dicaprio as an actor, he’s great and he’s pretty easy on the eyes XD and I don’t care about his personal life (him and Bar). This movie plot seems cool. That murderer really wasn’t attractive, huh?! I don’t understand how that horrible looking mustache could have possibly become some sort of a trend? How ugly is that.

  • Dan

    Leonardo DiCaprio is extremely talented, he picks his roles wisely so I don’t care what he signs up for, it’ll always turn out great because he has great taste and much talent. He’s amongst my top favorite actors.

  • Brasil

    @CanadaGirl: I had read this on a blog of movies and there it says Leo was looking to buy the rights of the book because he really want to play this character! The character based on this Holmes from the book called The Devil is in the City, and seems that Appian Way bought this rights and now he’s looking for a director or someone to make the screenplay, something like this. I think it’s quite interesting Leo playing a murderer, at least different of everything he had done, seems good, scaring, but good!

  • Iffy Miffy

    I saw a documentary about this case and this man. It seriously creeped me out as this man was completely insane yet horribly intelligent and he used it in the worst way. This could be a brilliant movie!

  • http://push2check.com Jane

    Good for Leo for branching out

  • Naty

    Anything with Leo is always great!
    He’s one of the few actors that choose his movies wisely and don’t care about being part of a big franchise.
    I’m excited!!!

  • hmm…

    OHHH this sounds interesting!!!!!! Leo is sure busy these days with all kinds of cool projects!

  • hey

    I was going to say that Bar would probably meet Leo back in Nyc… but if leo is really busy i doubt she’d want to bug him. They seem really good at not bothering eachother when it is business time. For sure Leo is all about business these days … that new Dr Holmes roles proves he is busy setting things up.

  • jonesy

    I was going to say that Bar would probably NOT meet Leo back in Nyc… but if leo is really busy i doubt HE’D WANT HER t to bug him. They seem really good at not bothering each other AND GENERALLY ONLY SEEING EACH OTHER FOR SEX AS THEY HAVE NOTHING ELSE IN COMMON when it is business time. For sure Leo is all about business these days AND OCCASSIONAL ONCE A MONTH SEX WITH BAR… that new Dr Holmes roles proves he is busy setting things up.

  • toni

    Leo trying to get an Oscar. I hope he gets one. He’s very talented and deserves one.

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  • may

    sounds good even if i’ve never heard of this man dr. hh holmes.

  • hey

    lol Bar likes to pay less just like Leo. Well Leo is busy working for the next little while with like 3 projects that we know of. So leo needs time for himself to concentrate on that. However, soon we will see Leo and Bar doing something cute together.

    http://www.mako.co.il/entertainment-celebs/local/Article-580394cfaac0c21006.htm&sCh=3d385dd2dd5d4110&pId=237936823

  • marebear

    I wonder if it’s going to be based on the book “Devil in the White City”?

    If so, that book was so amazing and Leonardo will be PERFECT in that role!!

  • raven

    This sounds really cool. I think he would be great in this role. I can’t wait to see it. Hi Canada Girl, I’m glad that my shout out helped you out the other day.

  • Zaxby

    I’m getting pretty tired of Leo. I think he has one characterization that is only made different by scenery and dialogue, a certain sameness in the way he does his characters. He’s getting pretty dull and is merely saved by good scripts.

  • Jasmine

    He’s a nasty carb face like Ryan Phillipe.

  • Toodles

    Meh

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  • RKsgrl

    Looks like they have a director, and it’s going to be shot in Chicago next year! 2011 going to be a huge year for Leo.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/2859946,CST-NWS-SNEED03.article

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    I love true crime, but I can’t see the point of another Charles Manson movie..

  • http://drudge steve5150

    Decaprio is flat out perfect to play the historical H.H. Holmes. Holmes was a smaller handsome man who used his education and sophisticated facade to trick and murder a great number of people. Mostly women but some men and several young children.
    He was charming polite and, considered by those he had not yet swindled or murdered, a gentleman.
    I can see why Decaprio wanted to do this part so badly. Except for not having a mustache he even looks like Holmes. I greatly look forward to this movie that highlights the career of one of the most evil, sinister men to have ever lived in the U.S.