Houdini, with Dean Parisot attached to direct, was to have starred Johnny Depp but the actor will be sailing with a new installment of Pirates of the Caribbean for almost half of 2015. Summit ideally would like to get going before that.
I'm not going to get too worked up about this. The entire article stinks of being a plant by Gosling's publicist or agent. (If you are really in talks with Marvel about playing Doctor Strange, you don't blab about it.) Also, The Hollywood Reporter has had a terrible track record when it comes to Houdini-related "exclusives" lately. Remember Houdini Live?
Guess we'll see.