‘Rocketman’ star Taron Egerton and ‘Richard Jewell’ actor Paul Walter Hauser have jumped on board the Apple TV limited series ‘In with the Devil’.
Based on the 2010 novel ‘In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption’ by James Keene and Hillel Levin, the story unfolds Keene’s real life when he was sentenced to prison but offered his freedom in exchange for coaxing a confession out of a fellow inmate, a suspected serial killer.
The story has been described as being told through the lens of an intimate relationship between two prisoners. Egerton would star in the Keene role.
Dennis Lehane will write and executive produce the adaptation. Imperative Entertainment’s Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, and Ryan Friedkin will also executive produce along with Egerton, Richard Plepler via EDEN Productions, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Kary Antholis, and Keene. Michaël R. Roskam will direct and executive produce the series. Apple Studios will produce.
Egerton was last seen donning his flares and platform shoes as Elton John in Dexter Fletcher’s ‘Rocketman’. He also recently lent his voice to the 2019 Netflix series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’. Egerton’s upcoming projects include ‘Tetris’ which is directed by Jon S. Baird.
Hauser was last seen in ‘Richard Jewell’ and in the hit series ‘Cobra Kai’. He will be seen next in the Disney film ‘Cruella’ in the role of Horace.