CHICAGO, IL — Keanu Reeves is ready to star in a restricted collection adaptation of “Devil in the White City” for Hulu.
The present will likely be based mostly on Erik Larson’s 2003 bestseller, “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America,” which chronicled prolific killer H.H. Holmes’ crimes throughout the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Reeves, most well-known for roles in movies equivalent to “The Matrix” and “John Wick,” will play famed Chicago architect Daniel H. Burnham, the visionary behind the titular “White City” — the white buildings on the truthful.
In 2019, information broke that actor Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese had plans to deliver Larson’s e-book to the streaming service after DiCaprio acquired the rights to it a couple of decade earlier. DiCaprio initially deliberate to adapt it as a movie through which he would star as Holmes, with Scorsese directing.
Both DiCaprio and Scorsese are among the many govt producers listed within the latest announcement concerning the collection, however Reeves is the one performing expertise disclosed to date, and Todd Field is ready to direct. The collection will likely be written by Sam Shaw, who co-created the Hulu horror collection “Castle Rock,” set within the Stephen King multiverse.
The streaming service was unable to present an air date or launch timeline for “Devil in the White City” as of Friday, apart from to say it was “a ways off.”
Holmes, born Herman Webster Mudgett, admitted to committing greater than two dozen murders — primarily focusing on girls who had traveled to Chicago to search out work throughout the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The crimes had been carried out in his so-called “Murder Castle” at 63rd Street and Wallace Avenue within the Englewood neighborhood.
The “Murder Castle” is lengthy gone, demolished in 1938, and a U.S. submit office is now positioned near the location. Holmes was arrested, tried and hanged in 1896 in Philadelphia.