According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) has found his Houdini in Ben Affleck. The The Way Back star, likely to be pushed for Best Actor at the Oscars next year, will portray the famed magician in the biopic based on the novel The Secret Life of Houdini. The film has been in development hell since 2006 with Tratchenberg not coming on board until 2016. Houdini will be released by Disney.
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