‘Devil in the White City’ Ordered at Hulu Starring Keanu Reeves

The long-gestating adaptation of “Satan within the White Metropolis” is formally ordered to collection at Hulu with Keanu Reeves set to star in one of many lead roles, Selection has discovered.

The collection is predicated on the e book of the identical title by Erik Larson. It tells the true story of Daniel H. Burnham (Reeves), a demanding however visionary architect who races to make his mark on historical past with the 1893 Chicago World’s Honest, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, America’s first trendy serial killer and the person behind the infamous “Homicide Fort” constructed within the Honest’s shadow.

Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson of Appian Manner, Stacey Sher, Sam Shaw, and Mark Lafferty function government producers on the collection. Reeves will government produce along with starring. Sam Shaw is adapting the e book for the display screen and can function showrunner and government producer. Todd Discipline is hooked up to direct and government produce. ABC Signature will produce in affiliation with Paramount Tv Studios.

This can mark Reeves’ first main American tv position. He starred in numerous TV movies early in his profession and in addition appeared within the Swedish-American internet collection “Swedish Dicks.” He’s primarily recognized for his work in movie franchises like “The Matrix,” “John Wick,” and “Invoice & Ted.” He’s additionally recognized for starring in options corresponding to “Velocity,” “Level Break,” “My Personal Non-public Idaho,” “Constantine,” and “The Day the Earth Stood Nonetheless.”

That is the newest chapter within the lengthy improvement historical past of the e book. DiCaprio acquired the rights in 2010 with plans to adapt it as a movie wherein he would star as Holmes. Scorsese got here onboard to direct in 2015 with Billy Ray set to jot down the script. It was first put in improvement in Hollywood by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner by means of their Cruise/Wagner banner by way of the shingle’s cope with Paramount, however the possibility lapsed in 2004. Paramount reacquired the movie rights in 2007 and set it up with producers Michael Shamberg and Sher. Hulu introduced they had been creating it as a collection in 2019, with Reeves being reported to be in negotiations for a lead position within the present in January 2022.

Discipline is repped by CAA, LBI Leisure, and lawyer Stuart Rosenthal at Goodman Genow. Shaw is repped by CAA and  Jackoway Tyerman. Reeves is repped by WME and Sugar23. Lafferty is repped by CAA and Yorn Levine

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