The Secret Life of Houdini Houdini

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  • posted May. 27, 2014 from Deadline

    Johnny Depp, Houdini Talks No Further Along When Deadline Wrote About It In January

  • Johnny Depp doing Harry Houdini in Lionsgate’s Summit biopic based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero?

  • changed the status of Johnny Depp to Rumored
  • added Johnny Depp as actor (Rumored) to credits

  • posted May. 3, 2012 from The Hollywood Reporter

    'Hunger Games'' Gary Ross in Talks to Direct Summit's 'Houdini'

  • Gary Ross, fresh off his wildly successful adaptation of The Hunger Games, is in negotiations to direct Houdini for Summit.

  • added adaptation as a genre
  • added "Houdini" as an also known as title
  • added Gary Ross (In Talks) to the credits

  • posted Feb. 18, 2011 from The Hollywood Reporter

    'Secret Life of Houdini' Reappears With Scribe Noah Oppenheim

  • Summit has hired Noah Oppenheim to pen its take on the master magician in an adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini, The Making of America's First Superhero. Summit picked up feature-film rights to the biography by William Kalush and Larry Sloman in March 2009.

  • changed the status of Jeff Nathanson to Former
  • added Noah Oppenheim to the credits

  • posted Jun. 21, 2009 from Movie Insider [internal; or third-party provided]
  • added Summit Entertainment as a distributor
  • added Jeff Nathanson to the credits
  • added a synopsis
  • "Harry Houdini acts as a spy for Britain and is asked to be an adviser to Czar Nicholas II's court in pre-revolutionary Russia. The master escape artist & magician also serves as a debunker of con artists who pretend to be spiritualists which le... show all

  • changed the production status to Development
  • created the movie profile
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