“Devil in the White City”: Keanu Reeves Decides Against Role in Horror Series
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“Devil in the White City”
Keanu Reeves jumps from role in horror series
10/10/2022, 16:35 (updated)
It could have been his biggest serial role: Keanu Reeves would embody architect Daniel H. Burnham in the horror shocker “The Devil in the White City”. But now the movie star has apparently rejected the project.
Keanu Reeves probably isn’t one of the series stars after all. The US streaming service Hulu has been working on a serial version of the book “The Devil in the White City” (German: “The Devil of Chicago: An Architect, a Murderer and the World’s Fair That Changed America.”) by Erik Larson since 2019. Reeves was originally going to play architect Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912). As “Variety” now wants to know, the “Matrix” star is no longer part of the series’ cast.
Had Reeves accepted the offer, it would have been his first starring role in a series. At Variety’s request, spokespersons for the streaming service declined to comment on the current casting situation. Reeves’ side has also not commented on the news.
Series producers include Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn and Leonardo DiCaprio. The latter secured the rights to the novel in 2010. At the time, there was talk of the ‘Titanic’ star taking on the role of serial killer Holmes. However, there is currently no information on the exact cast of the series.
Psychopath lures women to torture palace
“The Devil in the White City” tells the story of the architect Burnham, who co-designed the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. The book is also about HH Holmes (1861-1896), who historians often call the first modern serial killer. Holmes is a young doctor who built his World’s Fair hotel west of the fairgrounds. The psychopath lured dozens of women to his torture palace with its dissection table, gas chamber and 3,000-degree crematorium.
The novel is based on real events and was published in 2003. The historical Henry Howard Homes, who would have been known as an animal abuser as a child, is associated with up to nine murders in the 1880s and early 90s. of the film is not expected to start until next year. The eight episodes of the series are expected to premiere in 2024.
(This article was first published on Saturday, October 08, 2022.)