Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Christopher Sandford to pen Houdini biography?

The recent drama involving director Roman Polanski has revealed an interesting tidbit of news for Houdini fans. An article about the Polanski affair in the Seattle Weekly reports that Polanski biographer Christopher Sandford will next tackle Houdini.

“And back in Seattle, Sandford may be watching, even though his next book is on a completely different sort of celebrity: Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician. And his next biographical project? Harry Houdini, the great escape artist whom Polanski would no doubt like to emulate right now.”

Sandford has published acclaimed biographies of Kurt Cobain (now in development as a major feature film), Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and Polanski. He has worked as a film and music writer and reviewer for over twenty years, and Rolling Stone has called him “the pre-eminent author in his field today.”

This will be one to watch for!

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