Watch the new trailer for Houdini starring Adrien Brody
Watch the new trailer for Houdini, History Channel’s biopic of the infamous escapologist, starring Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones
via The Telegraph
A new trailer for the History Channel miniseries Houdini has been released.
Starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as the infamous escapologist Harry Houdini, the two-episode biopic follows Houdini from his humble beginnings as an Eastern European immigrant trying to become a stage magician under his birth name, Erich Weiss, to his role as the world’s first superstar as The Great Harry Houdini.
Houdini looks closely at the man behind the tricks, particularly his campaign to debunk spiritualism, which involved him attending séances in disguise and using his training as a stage magician to expose the frauds. It also reveals how his most famous tricks were made – including the Chinese Water Torture Cell escape – with the help of Jim Collins (Evan Jones), his assistant and confidant. The series examines Houdini’s personal life too, notably his encounters with the likes of Rasputin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his relationship with his wife Bess (Kristen Connolly).
Houdini will air in two episodes in September in America on the History Channel. No UK broadcast date has been announced so far.