Coming out from Daniel H. Burnham true story, Keanu Reeves will play out his debut tv series.
Source : Deadline.com
John Wick and The Matrix lead star Keanu Reeves is reportedly negotiating to play one of the main characters in the Hulu series adapted from Erik Larson’s 2003 historical thriller novel, ‘The Devil in the White City’.
If negotiations are successful, Reeves will be involved in a project set back to 1893 in Chicago to play the role of one of America’s most prolific serial killers, Henry H. Holmes, better known as HH Holmes. In addition, if Reeves joins this series it will be his first leading role in a TV series in the US.
Reeves won’t be the only big name associated with the project. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will also be involved in the production. Back in 2010, DiCaprio bought the rights to the book and at the time, he set the project as a feature film along with Paramount and added Scorsese to direct the project. However, plans changed, and the project was taken up by Hulu in 2019 to be made into a limited series.
‘The Devil in the White City’ will follow the true story of architect Daniel H. Burnham, one of the thinkers who formed and built the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. As Burnham worked against the clock to unify the exhibits, Holmes began making his own. With his charisma full of charm and polite speech, Holmes pretended to be a doctor ready to take advantage of those attending giant festivals — especially young women. Using many architects and his medical background, Holmes began building what became known as “Murder Castle”. With several rooms made for torture and murder, Holmes built the foundations of his building by keeping countless victims inside.
The series will still include DiCaprio and Scorsese, who will executive produce along with Rick Yorn, Sam Shaw, Jennifer Davisson, and Stacey Sher. Director Todd Field has signed on to direct the first two episodes with Sam Shaw, who created Castle Rock and Manhattan, turning the book into script form. Paramount will continue to be involved with Paramount TV Studios, which co-produces ABC Signature and Appian Way.