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Keanu Reeves will star in the television adaptation of a historical story

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Keanu Reeves will star in a television adaptation of The Devil in the White City (The Devil in the White City), the successful non-fiction thriller about ambition, a murderer and 1893 World’s Fair, an architectural and fabulous initiative that took place in Chicago.

Reeves will play Daniel H. Burnham, an architect who is “trying to make his mark on history” with his designs for the world. That’s what has transpired so far about the series. The actor who will have the role has not yet been chosen. another central role, that of convicted murderer Dr. HH Holmes, streaming service Hulu said.

The novel style story of Erik Larson about the fair, formally called World’s Columbian Exposition, was published in 2003. The fair is also called White City. due to the color of many of its building exteriors.

Reeves just voiced Batman in the animated "DC League of Super Pets," which is in theaters.  Reuters photo

Reeves just voiced Batman in the animated “DC League of Super Pets,” which is in theaters. Reuters photo

Several Hollywood figures considered the book, and Leonardo Dicaprio acquired the rights in 2010, with the clear objective of starring in a version for the big screen in the role of Holmes. Moreover, as published at the time, Martin Scorsese He was going to take charge of the shooting together with his great actor friend.

A decade and a bit later it was learned that Scorsese, DiCaprio and Reeves will be found together among the producer credits of the series. So far there has been no word on DiCaprio’s role in the Hulu project, much less a likely release date.

Leonardo DiCaprio bought the rights in 2010, and perhaps he has now booked another role in the series... Photo AFP

Leonardo DiCaprio bought the rights in 2010, and perhaps he has now booked another role in the series… Photo AFP

Reeves has worked almost exclusively on film, on films that include the franchises of Matrix Y John Wick. On television, she had brief appearances on swedish dicksa comedy series about Swedish private detectives that aired from 2016 to 2018.

Holmes, whose real name was Herman Webster Mudgett, was linked to and confessed to several murders. He was found guilty and sentenced to death for only one, and in 1896 he was executed.

A little history

The World Columbian Exposition was a universal exhibition that took place in Chicago, United States, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World in 1492, where there were replicas of the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María.

It was largely designed by John Wellborn Root, Daniel Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Charles B. Atwood. It became famous because the architectural display was the prototype of what Burnham and his peers believed a city should be.

It was wisely designed with the criteria of Beaux Arts architecture and the principles of French neoclassical architecture of symmetry, balance and splendor. The color of the material widely used for the building facades gave the exhibition grounds the nickname “White City”.

Many prestigious architects designed 14 large buildings. Artists and musicians participated in the show, many of whom also made performances and works of art inspired by the exhibition. The fairgrounds were immense and had 256 hectares.

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