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Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce an adaptation of Erik Larson’s “Devil in the White City,” about the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and a serial killer who is believed to have murdered dozens of women while the fair took place. DiCaprio and his fellow producers have the rights to the book but haven’t set the project up at a studio yet. [Deadline]
“The Hobbit” has added two more actors to its cast. James Nesbitt (“Jekyll,” “Bloody Sunday”) and newcomer Adam Brown will both play dwarves in Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien story. [Heat Vision]
]]>Abigail Breslin is in talks to join Lea Michele in the cast of “New Year’s Eve,” Garry Marshall‘s “Valentine’s Day” followup. Details are scant on the character the “Zombieland” and “Little Miss Sunshine” star would play. [Variety]
“True Blood” and “Six Feet Under” creator Alan Ball will direct and produce a feature film for Paramount. The film from writer Elan Mastai is described as a dark comedy, but no other details are available. [Deadline]
Tarsem Singh (“The Fall,” “The Cell”) will direct a new adaptation of “Snow White” that’s described as a modernized take on the fairy tale. Relativity Media is producing the project. [The Wrap]
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