2 months laterHulu Official ConfirmedThat Keanu Reeves will lead his White City Demon The Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio series, The Matrix Favorites have exited the project.
Sources say the Disney-backed streamer is already looking for a replacement star to lead the show, which has been in various stages of development for more than a decade. Representatives for Hulu and Reeves declined to comment.
Hulu officially ordered early Devil of the White City In August, Reeves officially agreed to star in the series agreement, which will mark his biggest television commitment to date.
The show has been in the works for over a decade, including when it was envisioned as a feature film, the show with Sam Shaw (Hulu’s Castle Rock ) as a writer, presenter and executive producer. DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davidson executive produce alongside Scorsese. The latter was previously set for a feature film set by the director at Paramount Pictures, with DiCaprio previously set to star. Reeves — after a few months of deals — was attached to stars and executives, making the series that landed on Hulu for development 200. Todfield will direct the crime drama, which is now co-produced by Paramount Television Studios and Disney’s ABC Signature. Paramount Pictures won the rights to the novel after a massive bidding war in 2015 with Billy Ray co-writing the script.
Based on Eric Larson’s novel, The Devil revolves around Daniel H. Bernard Emmanuel (previously played by Reeves) unfolds, a demanding but visionary architect who has worked at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and America’s First The infamous “murder castle” is built in the shadow of the fair between a modern-day serial killer and the mastermind behind Dr. HH Holmes. (As of press time, DiCaprio is not expected to appear on screen.)
Rick Yorn, Stacey Sher, Field and Mark Lafferty also serve as producers on the series. An official episode count has yet to be determined. Scorsese and DiCaprio have previously worked together on Gangs of New York, Aviators, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street. Frequent collaborator has previously developed TV shows Gangs of New York and Shutter Island, Although none of them are beyond the script stage. DiCaprio currently has a movie and TV deal at Apple. DiCaprio execs made Apple series Shiny Girls and owned $200 Million Features Killer of the Flower Moon will debut on streaming next year.
THR 1235192307’s same level website, Variety , was the first to report Reeves’ withdrawal.