Guy Pearce to Defy "Death" in Houdini Biopic

by | July 22, 2005 | Comments

Guy Pearce and Rachel Weisz will co-star in the Harry Houdini biopic "Death Defying Acts," according to Variety. Gillian Armstrong ("Charlotte Gray") will directing from a screenplay by Tony Grisoni ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") and Brian Ward ("The Interpreter").

"Based on true events during the escape artist Harry Houdini’s 1926 tour of Britain, pic follows Houdini’s passionate relationship with a woman he encounters in Scotland."

The indie production plans to get underway early next year.

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