Keanu Reeves also left the project recently.
Director Todd Field has also left the cast of Hulu’s “The Devil in the White City” miniseries, following Keanu Reeves. Most recently, Field, who directed the movie “Tár” starring Cate Blanchett, would both direct and executive produce the project.
Based on the book of the same name by Erik Larson, “The Devil in the White City” tells the true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose destinies are bound together forever by the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Following Daniel H. Burnham, an astute and meticulous architect striving to make his mark on the world, and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who uses his own medicine to kill, the story takes the viewer on a tour of murder, romance and mystery in the gilded age.
Leonardo DiCaprio bought the movie rights to the book in 2010, considering playing the character of Holmes. In 2015, Martin Scorsese joined the project to direct the script written by Billy Ray. The project was previously developed by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner through Cruise/Wagner and with Paramount but was shelved.
In 2019, Hulu announced that it was developing the project as a big-budget series with names like DiCaprio and Scorsese. In January 2022, it was reported that Keanu Reeves was in talks to play the lead role. It is not known how the next production journey of the series, which has lost its star and director and has turned into a snake story for about 20 years, will continue.