Keanu Reeves is set to star in the historical series Devil in the White City, officially ordered to series at Hulu. Back in January, Reeves was in talks to star in the project.
Based on the book of the aforementioned name by Erik Larson, Devil in the White City follows the true story of two men: visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham (Reeves) and Dr. H. H. Holmes, credited as America’s first modern serial killer and the man behind the notorious “Murder Castle.” Their paths intertwine at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 when Burnham races to make his mark on history.
The project has been in the making for decades, with many top stars and directors coming and going. DiCaprio purchased rights to the film in 2010 and began developing it as a film in 2015 for Paramount alongside Scorsese. In 2019, Hulu nabbed it to develop as a series instead.
Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson of Appian Way, Stacey Sher, Sam Shaw, and Mark Lafferty serve as executive producers on the series. Reeves will executive produce.