That was quick.
Two months after Hulu formally confirmed that Keanu Reeves would lead its Satan within the White Metropolis collection from Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, the Matrix favourite has exited the challenge.
Sources say the Disney-backed streamer is already trying to find a alternative star to guide the drama, which has been in numerous levels of growth for greater than a decade. Reps for Hulu and Reeves declined to remark.
Hulu formally ordered Satan within the White Metropolis in early August, with Reeves formally closing a deal to star within the collection that will have marked his largest TV dedication to this point.
The present has been within the works for greater than a decade, together with a stint when it was envisioned as a characteristic movie, with Sam Shaw (Hulu’s Fortress Rock) on board as author, showrunner and exec producer. DiCaprio and his Appian Manner companion, Jennifer Davisson, exec produce alongside Scorsese. The latter was beforehand set to direct the characteristic movie take that had been arrange at Paramount Photos with DiCaprio previously set to star. Reeves — following months of dealmaking — was hooked up to star and exec produce the collection that landed at Hulu for growth in 2019. Todd Subject is on board to direct the crime drama, which is now a co-production between Paramount Tv Studios and Disney’s ABC Signature. Paramount Photos received the rights to the novel following a large bidding battle in 2015, when Billy Ray was on board to pen the scripts.
Based mostly on Erik Larson’s novel, Satan revolves round Daniel H. Burnham (the function previously to have been performed by Reeves), a demanding however visionary architect who races to make his mark on historical past with the 1893 Chicago World’s Truthful, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, America’s first fashionable serial killer and the person behind the infamous “Homicide Fortress” constructed within the truthful’s shadow. (DiCaprio is just not anticipated to have an onscreen function as of press time.)
Rick Yorn, Stacey Sher, Subject and Mark Lafferty additionally exec produce the collection. A proper episode depend has not but been decided. Scorsese and DiCaprio have beforehand teamed for options Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Avenue. The frequent collaborators had beforehand developed TV takes on Gangs of New York and Shutter Island, although neither moved past the script stage. DiCaprio presently has a movie and TV deal at Apple. DiCaprio exec produces the Apple collection Shining Women and has the $200 million characteristic Killers of the Flower Moon set to debut on the streamer subsequent yr.
THR’s sibling website, Selection, was first to report Reeves’ exit.
Keanu Reeves Departs Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Satan within the White Metropolis’ at Hulu