|Houdini director Uli Edel.|
The idea of having a minute of silence in memory of Houdini was proposed by technical advisor David Merlini and embraced by director Uli Edel. Members of the cast that day included Adrien Brody as Houdini, Kristen Connolly as Bess, and Evan Jones as Jim Collins.
What a great idea and what a fitting tribute. The spirit of Houdini certainly seems to be alive with this production!
Interestingly, Houdini's actual death scene was shot just a few days later.
Houdini stars Adrien Brody as Houdini and Kristen Connolly as Bess. The 4-hour miniseries is directed by Uli Edel from a script by Nicholas Meyer. It will air over the course of two nights on HISTORY later this year.