Keanu Reeves, the Beirut-borne 58-year-old Canadian actor and a recipient of numerous accolades, best-known for the Matrix triology, would not star in Hulu’s adaptation of a Erik Larson novel “The Devil in the White City,” a press agency report had unveiled late on Friday citing sources familiar with the subject-matter who wished to remain anonymous given the sensitive nature of the issue.
In the matter of the fact, the show has been on a developmental phase at Hulu studios since 2019, while the show was reportedly ordered just a couple of months earlier. The show would be based on a book titled as “The Devil in the White City,” as the show’s producer has decided to keep the name similar to the original book by Erik Larson.
Hulu had issued a statement earlier unveiling the show’s storyline, while the show would spiral around a futuristic architech who will race to make his mark across the globe.
According to Hulu’s official logline, “The show tells the true story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but visionary architect who races to make his mark on history with the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and Dr.
H. H. Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer and the man behind the notorious ‘Murder Castle’ built in the Fair’s shadow”.
Keanu Reeves to depart Hulu’s “White City series”
On top of that, media outlets had reported back in August this year that Reeves would be casted as Burnham, while had not he decided against pushing forward with the series, the show would have been his first major American TV show.
While being asked over the issue, public representative for Hulu had declined to comment over the subject-matter, while Reeve’s representative side-stepped the issue, too.