Deadline reports that Keanu Reeves is gearing up to star in his first starring role on a TV series. The actor is in talks to join Hulu's "Devil in the White City" series. The series is based on Eric Larson's fascinating historical book "Devil in the White City".
"The Devil in the White City," tells the true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates are forever connected by the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The book focuses on Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant architect who wanted to leave his mark on the world, and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning serial killer. The story takes the viewer on a journey through the world of murder, romance, and mystery in the Gilded Age.
Deadline does not specify which of the two lead roles Reeves is "in negotiations." That leaves the door open for Reeves to play Daniel Burnham or H.H. Reeves. Holmes.
In 2019, Hulu announced it was developing the project as a high-budget series with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese executive producing alongside Rick Yorn, Sam Shaw, Jennifer Davison, and Stacy Sher. Todd Field will direct the first two episodes of the miniseries.
DiCaprio purchased the film rights to the book back in 2010 and at one point planned to star in a film version directed by Martin Scorsese.