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16th Sep 2022

Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves and Martin Scorsese are teaming up for blockbuster series

Charlie Herbert

Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves and Martin Scorsese are teaming up for blockbuster series

What a collab

Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will be working together for a television series, it has been confirmed.

Reeves is set to star in limited series Devil in the White City, with DiCaprio and Scorsese working as executive producers on the project.

The eight-episode series is expected to premiere on Hulu in 2024, but it will surely be worth the wait.

Adapted from Erik Larson’s non-fiction book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, the series will follow the designer of the famous World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 Chicago, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer.

Reeves will play the role of Daniel Burnham, one of the fair’s designers, and who was involved with the city planning for Chicago, Manila and Washington D.C.

The book explores how Burnham and Holmes’ lives intertwine, with Holmes supposedly luring his victims into his ‘Murder House’ nearby whilst the fair was on.

Sounds good doesn’t it.

DiCaprio purchased the rights to the book in 2010, and an adaptation for the screen has been in production limbo for years, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

Scorsese had initially been set to direct a film version of the book with Leo in the lead role, but this never came to fruition.

Paramount Pictures then won the rights to the novel in 2015, but Scorsese and DiCaprio will still be involved as executive producers on the series, with Tár director Todd Field the director for the project.

At this point in time, it is not thought that DiCaprio will make an on-screen appearance.

The role in the series will be the biggest TV role of Reeves’ career, with the Matrix star having apparently been in negotiations for the role since January.

It certainly sounds like a series not to be missed.

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