Keanu Reeves Takes Rare TV Role In Historical Thriller

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keanu Reeves will star in a TV adaptation of “The Devil in the White City,” the bestselling nonfiction thriller about ambition, a killer and the 1893 World’s Honest in Chicago.

Reeves will painting Daniel H. Burnham, an architect “trying to make his mark on history” along with his designs for the honest, Hulu stated in asserting the restricted collection Thursday. The opposite central function, that of convicted assassin Dr. H.H. Holmes, has but to be solid, the streaming service stated.

Erik Larson’s novelistic-style account of the honest — formally referred to as the World’s Columbian Exposition — was printed in 2003. The honest’s nickname was White Metropolis, stemming from the colour of lots of its constructing exteriors.

Numerous Hollywood gamers circled the ebook, and Leonardo DiCaprio acquired the rights in 2010, with the goal of starring in a big-screen model as Holmes. Martin Scorsese reportedly was set to direct.

Scorsese, DiCaprio and Reeves are among the many collection’ producers. There was no instant phrase of an on-screen function for DiCaprio within the Hulu challenge, and its launch date was not introduced.

Reeves has labored nearly solely in movies, together with the “Matrix” and “John Wick” franchises. He took an tour into TV with “Swedish Dicks,” a 2016-18 comedy collection about Swedish personal eyes wherein Reeves made temporary appearances.

Holmes, born Herman Webster Mudgett, was linked to and confessed to a lot of murders. He was convicted and sentenced to dying for just one and was executed in 1896.