Keanu Reeves has signed on to the bestselling historical novel adaptation, Devil in the White City TV Series.
It has been confirmed that Keanu Reeves will star in an eight-part adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 bestselling historical novel, The Devil in the White City. Rumours have been floating around since January of this year, after the John Wick actor went into early discussions with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.
Development on the adaptation of The Devil in the White City has been percolating on the stove for a while, with DiCaprio first acquiring the rights to the novel with plans to turn it into a film well over 10 years ago.
Martin Scorsese had originally been set to direct it, alongside Paramount Pictures who will produce it. However, plans have now changed, as the two Hollywood heavyweights bring the project to Hulu for development, after the delayed start.
With signatures finally across the dotted line, The Devil in the White City TV show is finally moving forward.
The Devil in the White City follows the story of Daniel H. Burnham, a difficult but visionary architect (think Christopher Plummer’s character in Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock’s romantic film, The Lakehouse) who is renowned for bringing the glass and iron stylings of Beaux-Arts architecture to America, who is intent on making history with his new ideas, in the upcoming 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and Dr. H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer, behind the infamous murder, known as the “Murder Castle” built in the Fair’s shadow.
No word as yet who Reeves is set to play, but we will cross our fingers for Daniel H Burnham because we aren’t sure we want to see our fav nice guy, Keanu play a baddie.
The series, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, will stream on Hulu in 2024.
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