Monday, January 9, 2012

"You were Houdini, man!"

We don't miss anything here at WILD ABOUT HARRY. Check out this TV spot for the new Mark Wahlberg movie, Contraband. Houdini gets a nice namecheck right up front. In fact, Wahlberg's nickname in the movie is "Houdini."

Here's a thought. Could Mark Wahlberg play Houdini himself? He certainly has the build for it, and he's starting to look more like Harry as he gets older. Might this be Hollywood's way of softening us up to this idea? Is this subliminal advertising on the part of Universal? Could they have a secret plan to slip Wahlberg into a straitjacket!? Or am I going all Brad Meltzer on us?


  1. I never would have thought, but because you put the photos side by side, Mark Wahlberg does resemble Houdini.

  2. Yeah, look at that! And Marky Mark can sing and dance... Maybe HE should be in the Houdini musical instead of Wolverine!

  3. Wahlberg as Harry and Mila Kunis as Bess. Let's do it!

  4. Going all Brad Meltzer....
    That term has got to stick!