Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Deadline Hollywood throws cold water on Johnny Depp Houdini report

Deadline Hollywood has thrown some cold water on The Hollywood Reporter's "exclusive" yesterday that Johnny Depp is in negotiations to play Houdini in Lionsgate's The Secret Life of Houdini. Deadline says that the talks are "not much further along" now than back in January when Deadline first reported this news.

Click here to read at Deadline Hollywood.

I do trust Deadline over The Hollywood Reporter for news. As I stated in my own post yesterday, The Reporter has rushed several Houdini "exclusives" into print lately that have proven to be extremely premature and have gone nowhere. And should we be suspicions about the timing? Odd that this big Houdini news would hit the day after HISTORY officially launched the promotional campaign for their Houdini miniseries with Adrien Brody. It wouldn't be the first time this project made a timely reappearance.


1 comment:

  1. Deadline now has this:

    *** In other news, Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Rob Friedman confirmed a report that Deadline had in January that Lionsgate has had conversations with Johnny Depp about starring in a movie about Houdini adding that “we are moving forward on that property.” ***