The trailer for Gillian Armstrong’s Death Defying Acts has YouTubed its way online. The film takes place 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. The film stars Guy Pearce as Houdini and Catherine Zeta Jones as Scottish psychic Mary McGarvie.
The film was screened at the Toronto film festival last year but an official release date has not been set, however it is expected sometime this year. If you enjoyed The Prestige or The Illusionist then you may be interested in this. Check it out below.