Despite joining the project earlier this Summer, Keanu Reeves has departed Hulu’s Devil in the White City, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project from Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio has been in development for over 10 years. The trade reports that Hulu is already searching for an actor to replace Reeves. Reeves joined the project in August and it was expected to be the biggest TV commitment of his career.
Based on Erik Larson’s book of the same name, The Devil in the White City tells 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.
Scorsese was set to direct the project for the big screen a decade ago when it was in development over at Paramount Pictures. Since then, DiCaprio and Hulu teamed up and decided to make it a series for the Disney-backed streamer.