According to Deadline, Keanu Reeves is in talks to star in Hulu’s adaptation of Erik Larson’s The Devil In The White City.
The 2003 book tells the true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. It follows Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to make his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on fair grounds – a palace built to seduce, torture and mutilate young women. The story takes the viewer on a tour of murder, romance and mystery in the gilded age.
Hulu announced the project in 2019 as a big-budget series with DiCaprio and Scorsese exec producing alongside Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, Jennifer Davisson and Stacey Sher. Todd Field is set to direct the first two episodes of the limited series.
Castle Rock and Manhattan creator Sam Shaw is working on the adaptation.
Paramount TV Studios is producing.
If Reeves signs on, it would mark his first major U.S. TV role. Reeves is best known for playing Neo in the science fiction series The Matrix, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Speed, Point Break and can be seen next in John Wick: Chapter 4, which is set to release in 2023.