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Keanu Reeves Exits Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio Hulu Show Devil in the White City

Reeves was announced as the series lead just two months ago.
  • Keanu Reeves. (Photo: Everett Collection)
    Keanu Reeves. (Photo: Everett Collection)

    Keanu Reeves is moving on from Devil in the White City.

    Just two months after The Matrix star was confirmed as the series lead, Reeves has exited the Martin Scorsese/Hulu project. Based on the book of the same name by Erik Larson, Devil in the White City was put into development at Hulu in 2019 and ordered to series in August of this year, though the project has been in various stages of development with different names attached for over a decade. 

    The series tells the true story of architect Daniel H. Burnham as he races to make history at the 1893 Chicago World's fair and infamous serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes, the man behind the 'Murder Castle'. Leonardo DiCaprio acquired the rights in 2010 with plans of starring as Holmes in a film adaptation, and Scorsese boarded as director in 2015. 

    Reeves was cast as Daniel H. Burnham in what was set to be his first major TV role. The hunt for a replacement is reportedly already underway.

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Keanu Reeves, Hulu, Devil in the White City, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese