2 May 2012 3:02 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Now that Gary Ross has officially vacated the director’s chair for ‘Catching Fire’, the second part in the ridiculously successful ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy, Ross has wasted no time in finding other projects to fill the void. Today comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that Ross is in negotiations to take ‘Houdini’ to the big screen for Summit Entertainment.

In development for some time, the project is an adaptation of the biography of the master magician entitled ‘The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero’ by William Kalush and Larry Sloman.

The tome, published in 2006, has a sort of ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ vibe about it, insinuating that the great magician and escape artist was secretly a covert spy working for the British government, assisted the secret service, adviser to the court of Czar Nicholas’ II in pre revolutionary Russia as well as a debunker »

- Nick Savvides

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