Date: 5th May 2006

Zeta-Jones lined up for Houdini film

Catherine Zeta Jones is in talks to star as the female lead in a movie about escapologist Harry Houdini.

She would play an exotic psychic with whom Houdini embarks on a passionate affair, says Hollywood Reporter.

Guy Pearce is already signed up to star as Houdine in the movie, to be called Death Defying Acts.

It centres on Houdini during the height of his career in 1926, when he toured the world, amassing large crowds with his elaborate and daring escape performances.

Filming is scheduled to start in Britain later this summer.

Source: Press Release