Houdini Biopic Coming

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Catherine Zeta-Jones is in negotiations to star in the upcoming Houdini indie biopic Death Defying Acts opposite Guy Pearce. Described as a lavish period film, Death Defying Acts centers on the magician and showman during the height of his career in 1926, when he toured the world, amassing large crowds with his elaborate and daring escape performances.

Zeta-Jones will play an exotic psychic with whom Houdini has a passionate affair. Gillian Armstrong (“Little Women,” “Oscar and Lucinda”) is set to direct “Acts”, which is scheduled to start filming in the London later this summer.

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