Coming – and going – on the small screen

The idea of casting Adrien Brody (who won an Oscar for his performance in The Piano) as the legendary magician and escape artist Harry Houdini is an intriguing idea. While Brody doesn’t really resemble Houdini, he does have this quirky, crazed look that fits the Houdini persona. Certainly, it seems like more appropriate casting than Tony Curtis in the 1953 Hollywood film, Houdini, in which his real-life wife, Janet Leigh, played Houdini’s longsuffering wife, Bess.

The 2014 four-hour movie (in two parts, approximately two hours each), Houdini, with Brody, is free on HOT VOD.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Coming-and-going-on-the-small-screen-474842

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