According to Variety, the 50-year-old actor is currently in negotiations to star in the film adaption of a Harry Houdini biography. “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero” will tell the story of how Houdini rose to fame, his humble beginnings, and his life as a spy. Apparently, Houdini was not only a wizard who could make an elephant disappear and get out of jail, he was also a spy!
The director of Lionsgate’s film “Red 2” Dean Parisot is slated to direct, and Noah Oppenheim is the screenwriter.
Johnny Depp is currently filming the untitled Whitey Bulger biopic, where he plays the ex-mobster. Considering that Depp is one of the versatile actors of our generation and does a stunning job transcending into various characters, it’s only fitting that he will play Houdini!