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Keanu Reeves is taking over his first large tv function.
Reeves, 57, is ready to star in Hulu’s “Satan within the White Metropolis,” which is being govt produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese in addition to the “John Wick” star.
The present, written by “Fort Rock” producer Sam Shaw, has been in growth for over a decade after DiCaprio took on the venture in 2010. The streaming service solely introduced on Thursday that the trouble can be shifting ahead.
Primarily based on Erik Larson’s bestseller “Satan within the White Metropolis,” Reeves will painting Dr. H Burnham, a younger architect who helped develop early skyscrapers.
Deadline reported that the restricted collection will start manufacturing in 2023 and might be launched the next 12 months. A consultant for Hulu didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
The brand new collection might be a reunion for DiCaprio and Scorsese. The duo labored collectively on “Gangs of New York” in 2002, “Shutter Island” in 2010 and “The Wolf of Wall Avenue,” all of which Scorsese directed and DiCaprio starred in.
Apart from Reeves’ four-decade appearing profession, the “Matrix” star has expertise in producing as properly. He’s presently govt producing “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which is ready to be launched subsequent March.
Reeves has performed the long-lasting motion hero John Wick for practically a decade, however the function was initially meant for an older actor akin to Clint Eastwood or Harrison Ford.
One of many “John Wick” producers, Basil Iwanyk, revealed within the new ebook, “They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Canine: The Full Uncensored Oral Historical past of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Motion,” by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman, that the legendary murderer was imagined to be performed by a 75-year-old man.
Iwanyk stated within the ebook that considered one of his greatest associates despatched him a script from Derek Kolstad — the creator of the “John Wick” franchise — in accordance with Leisure Weekly.
“The lead was a 75-year-old man, 25 years after being retired. It was the enjoyable of watching Clint Eastwood kick a–. I assumed, ‘Okay, there’s in all probability one or two names you could possibly do that with: Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford,'” Iwanyk remarked.
Reeves has been dominating the massive display screen since he landed his first main movie half in 1986’s “Youngblood.” “Satan within the White Metropolis” will mark the actor’s first large TV function.
Fox Information’ Stephanie Giang-Paunon contributed to this report.