8/101 Votes Alchetron
Country United States
Publication date 2003
Publisher Crown Publishing Group
Originally published 11 February 2003
Page count 447
Genres History, True crime
|Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)|
Awards Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime
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Burnham and the architects
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Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the film rights to the book in 2010; the movie is to be produced by Paramount Pictures, Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg's Double Feature Films, and DiCaprio's own production company Appian Way Productions. Writer Graham Moore was originally hired to adapt the book into a screenplay, but it was later reported that Billy Ray would be writing the script. Martin Scorsese will direct.