And For His Next Trick, Adrien Brody Will Become Houdini
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You know who would look good dressed up like a magician? Adrien Brody. The man has a certain quality to him that lends itself to the stage. And damn, does he look good in a tuxedo! Put a top hat on this guy, maybe a cape for good measure, and you could sell countless seats to a show. Of course, he’s not a real magician – for the record, I have no actual knowledge that Brody isn’t a practicing magician – but that doesn’t mean he can’t pretend to be one. He is, after all, an actor. The History Channel must have been thinking the same thing, because they’ve picked up Brody to play the star of its latest historical miniseries, Houdini.
The four-hour miniseries, from executive producers Gerald W. Abrams and Andras Hamori, will follow the life of Harry Houdini from his early life in poverty all the way to his worldwide fame. To add a little sizzle, there’ll be some espionage, a few antagonistic spiritualists and several meetings with other famous people of the age, including U.S. preside
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