‘The Devil in the White City’ Will Not Move Forward at Hulu

Once upon a time, a film version of the book The Devil in the White City was a hot property. In fact, it was seen as a pending collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. Then, it became a series, one set to star Keanu Reeves and be helmed by Todd Field. Most recently, it apparently had Matt Ross directing along with a cast that included Jeremy Allen White and Jude Law. Well, that’s done now, too.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Devil in the White City is dead at Hulu. The project will be shopped elsewhere, but this is definitely a blow to its chances of getting made. Will it eventually happen? Perhaps, but likely not in any of the forms previously talked about. It may well end up one of those properties that comes close to getting shot but never crosses the finish line.

Source: THR


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Robert Hamer
8 months ago

Jesus, man, this production is cursed. I remember Joey and me speculating on this being Leonardo DiCaprio’s possible vehicle to get that long-sought-after Academy Award over a decade ago when we were still at Awards Circuit.

Joey Magidson
8 months ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

Right? It’s joining that cursed list for sure.



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