Movie News

Brody escaped Predators, but he can escape Chains!?

Brody escaped Predators, but he can escape Chains!?
Brooke Campbell

Oscar Winning Pianist and Predator Hunter Adrien Brody will star as Harry Houdini, the legendary magician, in a new 4-hour mini-series from the History Channel.
Kristian Connolly, of “House of Cards”, will play Houdini’s wife Bess.
The official press release follows :

Academy Award(R) Winner Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly to Star and Academy Award(R) Nominated Uli Edel to Direct the Lionsgate/A+E Studios Co-Production
New York, NY, August 19, 2013 – HISTORY announced today that the network has green-lighted production of a new four-hour scripted miniseries, HOUDINI, slated to start production this fall. Starring Academy Award(R) winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as the ace magician and Kristen Connolly (House of Cards, The Cabin in the Woods) as his wife Bess, the miniseries will trace the arc of Houdini’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame and will be co-produced for HISTORY by Lionsgate and A+E Studios.

Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape – Harry Houdini. HOUDINI follows the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. The drama will chronicle the life of a man who can defy death through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion.

“It’s not magic that HISTORY has established a strong track record with its high-quality historical dramas from quality auspices. We’re excited to build on that tremendous momentum with HOUDINI,” said Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY. “The Great Harry Houdini is a fascinating man in history and I have no doubt that Adrien Brody will bring the magician’s riveting story to life for our audience.”

“It’s exciting to be working with HISTORY, Adrien and our extraordinary creative and producing partners on HOUDINI,” said Kevin Beggs, President, Lionsgate Television Group. “We’re also delighted to be expanding Lionsgate’s overall relationship with A+E Networks.”

“Since my childhood, when I dreamed of being a great magician, Harry Houdini has been one of my heroes,” said Adrien Brody. “His bravery and obsessive determination still fascinate me. Houdini mastered the art of escape – not only from physical chains, but from poverty and the social constraints of a humble immigrant origin. His life story appeals to the universal longing for acceptance with which we all can identify. To portray him is beyond an honor.”

Gerald W. Abrams (Nuremberg, Family of Spies) and Andras Hamori (Sunshine) will serve as executive producers of HOUDINI. Academy Award(R) nominated Nicholas Meyer (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution) is writer and Academy Award(R) nominated director Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex, Hotel Adlon) will helm HOUDINI. Academy Award(R) winning veteran Patrizia von Brandenstein (Amadeus) is production designer and Karl Walter Lindenlaub, whose work ranges from American blockbusters (Independence Day) to award-winning art house movies (Black Book) is cinematographer. Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are Executives in Charge of Production for HISTORY.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)
Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Experienced in the art of journalism, marketing, and making up excuses for not having to eat my Brussels Sprouts.

More in Movie News

laurencefishburne

Hannibal actor nabs new gig on Roots redo

Editorial StaffJul 2, 2015
Fatal Attraction
1987
Adrian Lyne
Michael Douglas
Glenn Close

Fatal Attraction remake in the works at Fox

AshJul 2, 2015
scream

MTV releases Scream promo

AshJul 2, 2015
london has fallen

Trailer: London Has Fallen

AshJul 2, 2015
keaton - simmons

J.K. Simmons & Michael Keaton exit Kong: Skull Island

AshJul 2, 2015
MDC6

Cool clips and more from Monsters : Dark Continent!

Editorial StaffJul 2, 2015
stevejobs0004

Trailer: Steve Jobs

AshJul 2, 2015
pinocchio

Paul Thomas Anderson to pen live action Pinocchio with Robert Downey Jr.

AshJul 2, 2015
Staten Island Summer

Trailer & Images: Staten Island Summer

AshJul 2, 2015