Keanu Reeves is set to play his first major role on American television in The Devil in the White City.
Deadline reports that the Hulu show will have Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio as its executive producers. Based on Erik Larson’s 2003 book of the same name, an adaptation has been in the works for some time – DiCaprio bought the rights to the book in 2010 and was originally planning a film adaptation with Scorsese in the director’s chair.
The series is based on real events and will follow two men: Daniel H. Burnham, an architect, and Henry H. Holmes, a physician turned serial killer, whose fates were linked by the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 – Burnham was the architect behind the fair, while Holmes drew victims to his “Murder Castle” in the fair grounds. As to what role Reeves will take on, that has yet to be confirmed.
On the big screen, Reeves was recently seen in Matrix resurrections and Bill & Ted face the music, and he can then be seen (and heard) in the DC animated League of Super-Pets and John Wick: Chapter 4. He played the role of American stuntman Tex Johnson in the Swedish series Swedish Dicks between 2016 and 2018, but The Devil in White City will be his first major role in an American show.
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