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Adrien Brody Can’t Escape Death as Harry ‘Houdini’ in Miniseries Trailer (Video)

History pulls back the curtain to reveal the life behind one of magic’s greatest illusionists and legendary figures

Oscar-winner Adrien Brody is mesmerizing in the trailer for History’s “Houdini” miniseries as the master illusionist and escape artist. Harry Houdini made magic cool, and his legend continues to wow and amaze audiences nearly 90 years after his death.

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History pulls back the curtain to reveal the life story of a man who grew up in poverty and captured the imagination of the world with his death-defying stunts and escapes.

The trailer shows a man of passion and vision, driven to dazzle the world and elevate the art of illusion and magic to the next level. He enjoyed the excesses of his success, while ever striving to push the limits of what he could do, even if it meant endangering his life.

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“Houdini costars Kristen Connolly, Tom Benedict Knight and Eszter Onodi. Produced by Lions Gate Television and A&E Television Networks, it was written by Nicholas Meyer and directed by Uli Edel. The two-part miniseries airs September 1 and 2 at 9/8c on History.