One of the most recognizable actors on the planet is going to play the most recognizable magician of all time. Or at least he hopes so. Johnny Depp is currently in negotiations to play Harry Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero. The project will be released through Lionsgate Summit Label.
The Hollywood Reporter had this for a synopsis of the film: “The story, which is said to be in the vein of Indiana Jones, recasts Houdini as not just a master escape artist but an investigator of the world of the occult. Noah Oppenheim wrote the screenplay, which is based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman's book of the same name”.
Depp is always entertaining to watch, however his last two film, Transcendence and The Lone Ranger will less than memorable. There was the rumor that Disney and Marvel wanted to Depp for Doctor Strange in Marvel’s next Phase of films. Will this take him out of the running?
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