Johnny Depp In Talks To Play Houdini

Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star as famed magician Harry Houdini in Dean Parisot’s “The Secret Life of Houdini” for Lionsgate/Summit.

An adaptation of William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero,” the story reimagines Houdini as not just a master escape artist but an investigator of the world of the occult.

Noah Oppenheim wrote the screenplay and filming is slated to begin in November which would indicate a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film might be pushed back until early 2015.

Christi Dembrowski, Frank Marshall and Bruce Cohen will produce.

Source: THR