Hal Holbrook Totally Owns the "Water for Elephants" Trailer
Robert Pattinson plays a young man (played as an old man by Hal Holbrook) who joins the circus, where he falls in love with the beautiful Reese Witherspoon, who is, of course, married to the much older, animal-abusing ring master played by Christoph Waltz. Based on Sara Gruen's bestseller novel, directed by Francis Lawrence, the film opens April 15.
Director Francis Lawrence ("Water for Elephants," "I Am Legend") hopes to helm a biopic about the famed magician, reported Variety. But he'd better put the pedal to the metal, because even if he gets hired today, he's already five weeks behind the competition.
And "Voices From the Dead," a script by J. Michael Straczynski ("The Changeling"), based on the real-life friendship between Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, is also in the works. Set in the 1920s, the film follows the duo as the fight crime in new York City alongside a psychic.
Maybe the studios should agree to sit on at least one of there projects until the time comes for the Houdini reboot.