Keanu Reeves will star in a TV adaptation of “The Satan within the White Metropolis,” the bestselling nonfiction thriller about ambition, a killer and the 1893 World’s Truthful in Chicago.
Reeves will painting Daniel H. Burnham, an architect “attempting to make his mark on historical past” together with his designs for the truthful, Hulu mentioned in asserting the restricted sequence Thursday. The opposite central function, that of convicted assassin Dr. H.H. Holmes, has but to be forged, the streaming service mentioned.
Erik Larson’s novelistic-style account of the truthful — formally known as the World’s Columbian Exposition — was revealed in 2003. The truthful’s nickname was White Metropolis, stemming from the colour of a lot of its constructing exteriors.
Numerous Hollywood gamers circled the e-book, and Leonardo DiCaprio acquired the rights in 2010, with the intention of starring in a big-screen model as Holmes. Martin Scorsese reportedly was set to direct.
Scorsese, DiCaprio and Reeves are among the many sequence’ producers. There was no fast phrase of an on-screen function for DiCaprio within the Hulu challenge, and its launch date was not introduced.
Reeves has labored virtually solely in movies, together with the “Matrix” and “John Wick” franchises. He took an tour into TV with “Swedish Dicks,” a 2016-18 comedy sequence about Swedish personal eyes by which Reeves made transient appearances.
Holmes, born Herman Webster Mudgett, was linked to and confessed to various murders. He was convicted and sentenced to dying for just one and was executed in 1896.