The Secret Life of Houdini

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Status: Development As of January 8, 2017

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. 10 Cloverfield Lane director Daniel Trachtenberg will direct the movie, based on the biography “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.”

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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 arti... more

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DIRECTOR

Dan Trachtenberg

Screenwriter

Noah Oppenheim

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Storyline

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 leads to the controversial theory that his death is caused by the spiritual movement as payback.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Adapted from William Kalush and Larry Sloman's biography titled The Secret Life of Houdini, The Making of America's First Superhero.
Also Known As
  • Houdini

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