Deadline is reporting that Apple TV+ is on the verge of giving a series order for In With The Devil, an adaptation of James Keene’s true crime memoir, with Taron Egerton set to star and Paul Walter Hauser in negotiations to star alongside him.
James Keene was a young Chicago kid was a standout football player heading towards a professional career in the game when a few turns in the wrong direction caught him a decade-long prison sentence with no chance of parole. The son of a Chicago police officer was offered by the prosecutor who put him behind bars the chance to be sprung from prison and a chance to redeem himself. The stakes were high. The same prosecutor also convicted a man named Larry Hall for abducting and killing a fifteen-year-old, just one of perhaps nineteen other women he killed. The killer could be released on appeal. Keene’s task was to ingratiate himself with the murderer, in prison, and get him to confess to two murders.
Taron Egerton (whose credits include Rocketman and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) will be playing the role of Keene, while Paul Walter Hauser (whose credits include Richard Jewell and Da 5 Bloods) if he signs will be playing the role of the suspected serial killer.
The six-hour adaptation is being written by Dennis Lehane, with Michael R. Roskam attached to direct. Apple Studios will be producing alongside Dennis Lehane, Taron Egerton and Michael R. Roskam, with Imperative Entertainment’s Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin will serve as executive producers alongside Richard Plepler, Ryan Friedkin, Emjay Productions’ Scott Lamber and Alexandra Milchan, Kary Antholis and James Keene.
Production is being aimed to take place in New Orleans.