HISTORY TV18 showcases the power of Illusion with 'HOUDINI'
The magic of magic never fades to enthrall and captivate audiences, however young or old they may be. HISTORY TV18 presents the Indian television premiere of HOUDINI, a dramatized biopic of the world’s greatest illusionist and unparalleled escape artist who cheated death multiple times. Starting 1st October at 9:00PM, HOUDINI follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls, Eastern European immigrant Ehrich Weiss rose to become a household name across the globe – Houdini.
Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody stars as ‘The Great Harry Houdini’ as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. A thrilling ride throughout Harry’s psyche, HOUDINI delves deep behind the curtain into his life through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion. Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry’s life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats, and Evan Jones as Jim Collins, Harry’s assistant and confidant.
As a norm, a magician never reveals the secrets of his trade. But in this new mini-series, the curtain is pulled back not only on his close relationship with his mother, which led him to spiritualists after her death, but also the secrets behind some of Houdini's most successful illusions like the Chinese Water Torture Cell and Escape from Murderer’s Row.