Looks like it was over before it even ever began…
According to Variety, the long-awaited adaptation of The Devil in the White City has been scrapped at Hulu.
The news comes just months after director Todd Field (Tár) dropped out, followed by would-be series star Keanu Reeves.
The series was first announced to be ordered to series at the streamer in August of last year; however, it had been in development since 2019!
Both Martin Scorsese and Leonard DiCaprio were attached to producer, with the latter having the writes to the project for more than decade.
Based on Erik Larson’s book of the same name, The Devil in the White City would tell the true story of two men, Daniel H. Burnham and Henry H. Holmes. While one was an architect, the other was a serial killer, and both of their fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.
According to a source familiar with the matter, there may or may not be plans to shop the project to other networks. Until then, without a director or a star the project is seemingly dead.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Borys Kit adds that for the past few weeks actors Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) and Jude Law (Peter Pan and Wendy) were in talks to replace Reeves, but talks ultimately fell through.
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