HOUDINI Miniseries Trailer Features Adrien Brody as the Master Illusionist

     August 8, 2014

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Who even knows what’s going on with that adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero over at Lionsgate/Summit anymore?  At this point, the project has been around for years and even though it was reported that Johnny Depp was in talks to take the title role back in May, we haven’t heard a single thing about it since.

If you’re bummed that that Houdini movie likely won’t hit theaters anytime soon, you’re in luck because the Houdini miniseries trailer is here.  Hit the jump to check it out.  The History Channel miniseries stars Adrien Brody as the title character and also features Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones.  It will air over the course of two nights beginning on Monday, September 1st.

No one likes a downer, but I’ve got to admit, I’m not impressed.  There’s nothing wrong with the footage per se, but this is a miniseries about one of the greatest illusionists and stunt performers ever; you’d think that’d lend itself to more remarkable and exhilarating visuals.  But I will give Brody credit where it’s due.  Do you see what he looks like at the 33-second mark?  Master illusionist?  More like a master of fitness.

Here’s the official synopsis for Houdini:

The two-night scripted miniseries HOUDINI follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls, Eastern European immigrant Erich Weiss rose to become a household name across the globe–Houdini. Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as The Great Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. A thrilling ride throughout Harry’s psyche, HOUDINI delves deep behind the curtain into his life through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion. Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly (House of CardsThe Cabin the Woods) as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry’s life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats, and Evan Jones (A Million Ways to Die in the WestThe Book of EliGangster Squad) as Jim Collins, Harry’s assistant and confidant.

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