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‘The Satan in The White Metropolis’ Sequence Starring Keanu Reeves Is Lifeless At Hulu

There might be no devils in any cities—on Hulu at the very least.  Per Selection, Hulu’s adaptation of The Satan within the White Metropolis starring Keanu Reeves and directed by Tár‘s Todd Discipline is now not shifting ahead on the streamer. 

Primarily based on the historic non-fiction ebook of the identical title by Erik Larson, The Satan within the White Metropolis started growth at Hulu in 2019 and was ordered ordered to sequence by the streamer in August 2022. Each Reeves and Discipline had been connected to the venture when it was picked up, however exited the venture in October of final yr. In accordance with Selection, Reeves signed onto the present partly as a result of he wished to work with the Oscar-nominated director; reportedly, Reeves left the sequence as soon as Discipline did.

Per its logline, The Satan within the White Metropolis “tells the true story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding however visionary architect who races to make his mark on historical past with the 1893 Chicago World’s Honest, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, America’s first fashionable serial killer and the person behind the infamous ‘Homicide Fort’ constructed within the Honest’s shadow.” Reeves was tapped to play Burnham in his first main tv position. No official casting for Holmes had been confirmed. 

Hulu abandoning the sequence is one other hiccup in an extended and bumpy street for Larson’s 2003 bestseller, which has been mired in adaptation drama for many years. The Satan within the White Metropolis first began effervescent up in Hollywood when Tom Cruise and producer Paula Wagner tried to develop it underneath their banner Cruise/Wagner Productions, however their choice lapsed in 2004. In 2007, Paramount acquired the rights to the story and connected producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher. In 2010, Leonardo DiCaprio and his manufacturing firm Appian Approach acquired the rights to the ebook and deliberate to adapt it into a movie through which he’d star as Holmes. Martin Scorsese was tapped to direct in 2015, primarily based on a script by Oscar-nominated Nicole Kidman AMC advert author Billy Ray. 

In the newest iteration of the difference, Scorsese, DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, and Jennifer Davisson of Appian Approach had been connected as govt producers in addition to Sher, Sam Shaw and Mark Lafferty. Shaw was to adapt the ebook for Hulu and function showrunner and govt producer on the sequence, alongside Lila Byock, who additionally would govt produce. However whereas the sequence is a no go on Hulu, Selection studies that the sequence is being shopped to different houses—so this will not be the tip of the street for Burnham and Holmes. 

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