Harry Houdini Is The New Julian Assange

Wednesday, March 23 by

Despite being dead for 85 years and the fact that nobody really cares about magicians, Harry Houdini is now the subject of a third film currently in development.

Francis Lawrence is at the helm of a period biopic about the late wizard for Sony. Wait. He’s not a superhero and he doesn’t have a wise-cracking buddy? Booooooring.

I will say that all of these projects could be good news for Robin Williams. Look at that newspaper illustration. Dude, is straight up Mork! Of course, should they not consider Williams for the role that would be a pretty big insult. If he gets sad and climbs up into that tree house that the Jack production designer let him keep, it may be weeks before we get him to come down. (Variety)

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COMMENTS

  1. March 23, 2011 4:44 pm

    John Cox

    You’re right! Houdini really does look like Robin Williams. :)


  2. March 23, 2011 4:44 pm

    Matilda Peabody

    couldn’t stand “MORK” or his stand up comedy, but learned to appreciate in later years his films like Patch Adams, Doubtfire, etc. He really is a great actor. Wonder if he could make this work, Tony Curtiss didn’t.