Guy Pearce is legendary escape artist Harry Houdini, and Catherine Zeta-Jones is the con artist trying to trick him out of a lot of money. Will it work? Will she fall in love instead? Will Harry meet his end in a box full of water? And is this trailer (below) as good as it could be? “Death Defying Acts” is directed by Gillian Armstrong (“Charlotte Gray”) and has a lot going for it, if you like romance, intrigue, and mystery. If not, um, don’t bother?
During Harry Houdini’s tour of Britain in 1926, the master escapologist enters into a passionate affair with a Scottish psychic. The psychic and her daughter attempt to con Houdini during a highly publicized séance to contact his mother whose death has haunted him for many years. However all does not go to plan…
There is no U.S. release date for the film yet, although it was released in Australia earlier this month.