Houdini casts spell on History

US cable network History has ordered a four-hour drama about the life of the master illousionist Harry Houdini.



Houdini, which will begin production this fall, will star Adrien Brody as the eponymous magician and Kristen Connolly as his wife.

Produced by Lionsgate Television and A+E Studios, the story will follow Houdini from desperate poverty to worldwide fame.

Gerald W Abrams and Andras Hamori will executive produce alongside Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P Hobbs.

Source: A+E Networks