Scott Frank To Pen Francis Lawrence’s “Houdini”

Scott Frank (“Out of Sight,” “Minority Report”) is in talks to pen the script for the upcoming Harry Houdini biopic in development at Sony Pictures and Mosaic Media says Heat Vision.

This version follows the famed escape artist and magician as he sets out to expose a troubled spiritualist as a fraud. He soon becomes obsessed with her and begins to believe she’s authentic, only to uncover what appears to be a tragic scam.

The project is considered one of the more grounded and realistic of the several Houdini projects in development at the moment. The others take a more supernatural or period action tentpole approach.

Francis Lawrence is attached to direct while Jimmy Miller is producing.