It seems like The Devil in the White City just can’t catch a break these days. Initially, the adaptation was a feature film, with Leonardo DiCaprio starring and Martin Scorsese directing. Eventually, the movie became a television project, which with DiCaprio and Scorsese producing. Well, it seems to be in some degree of peril now. Just days after star Keanu Reeves departed the Hulu series (as we reported here), we now know that their high profile director has dropped out as well.
According to Variety, Todd Field has left the project. The Devil in the White City will now be searching for a new helmer, which should still be a sought after gig. Field is in high demand himself now, surely, with TÁR (as raved about by Joey at Telluride here) just having hit theaters. Sadly though, this collaboration won’t be happening.
For those who don’t know, the official description of the show is that it “tells the true story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but visionary architect who races to make his mark on history with the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer and the man behind the notorious ‘Murder Castle’ built in the Fair’s shadow.”