’10 Cloverfield Lane’ director to take on Houdini biopic

Harry Houdini film: 10 Cloverfield Lane director in talks to helm.

More on the Harry Houdini film below.

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After knocking it right out of the park with 10 Cloverfield Lane, filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg is in talks to tackle a major Harry Houdini biopic over at Lionsgate.

The planned film will be based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero,” with the story reimagining Houdini as not just a master escape artist but an investigator of the world of the occult.

Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, with the name of Ehrich Weisz, but was known around the world for his stage name, as the American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.

Trachtenberg is in negotiations to helm the project, which was originally conceived back in 2014 with Johnny Depp in the lead role.
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