Coming off the success of their recent mini-series ‘The Bible’ and ‘Hatfields & McCoys’, the History Channel is now developing what they are calling a “multi-hour” project on the life of legendary magician Harry Houdini.
While details on the project are scarce, one fact that is known is that Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (‘The Pianist’) will star in the lead role and the working title for the project is Houdini. The project is, of course, expected to trace the “arc of the turn-of-the-20th-century master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame.
One of the executive producers are this project will be veteran TV producer Gerald W. Abrams, who just so happens to be the father one of the one-and-only J.J. Abrams.
Among Brody’s other credits are the box office films ‘King Kong’, ‘The Village’, ‘Hollywoodland’, ‘The Brothers Bloom’, ‘Cadillac Records’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’.
Since it is early in the planning stages, no details are known as to when this project will make it to the air on the History Channel.
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]