Keanu Reeves has reportedly stepped away from Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s The Devil in the White City series for Hulu.
As reported by Variety, Reeves will no longer be playing Burnham in the adaptation of the 2003 book by Erik Larson, which was due to be the first major television role of the actor’s career. Shortly after the announcement, Variety reported that director Todd Field had also departed the project.
The Devil in the White City is set in Chicago as Daniel Burnham struggles to create the 1893 World’s Fair while serial killer H. H. Holmes (played by DiCaprio) plots to use it as a murder destination. DiCaprio committed to the role way back in 2009, and confirmation that Scorsese would direct came in 2015.
Reeves’ participation was first floated much later, however, with talks between the Matrix actor and Hulu reportedly taking place in January 2022. His lead role as Burnham was only confirmed in August, meaning it only took two months for Reeves to call off his first venture onto the small screen.
He still has a lot on his plate, of course, as Reeves was recently confirmed to be returning for the Phantom Liberty expansion of the Cyberpunk 2077 video game. John Wick: Chapter 4 will also see him return as the leading role when it premieres on March 24, 2023.
As for his dream projects, Reeves has expressed interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and, perhaps more so, wants to play Batman in a live action film.
Written by: New Generation Radio