Another Houdini Movie Coming?

houdini_harry_341x182Almost 83 years after his death, escape artist Harry Houdini (pictured) is having a lively time of it. First, there’s the musical version of his life, which is supposed to mark Hugh Jackman‘s return to Broadway. And now feature-film rights have been sold to the book “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.” The comprehensive tome is known for insinuating that Harry Houdini acted as a spy for Britain and was asked to be an adviser to Czar Nicholas II’s court in prerevolutionary Russia. The book also portrayed the master escape artist and magician as a debunker of con artists who pretended to be spiritualists, leading to the controversial theory that Houdini’s death was caused by the spiritual movement as payback.

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