Adrien Brody to debut his ‘Houdini’ mini-series Monday

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Adrien Brody's Houdini mini-series debuts Monday (1)

Adrien Brody is heading to the small screen in an upcoming TV miniseries about the legendary illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini.

The actor will star on the four-hour, two-part History Channel original miniseries, playing a role that he has formerly said he idolized as a child.

Adrien Brody said while promoting the miniseries: “I remember being so impressed by him and his fearlessness and his bravery. He faced death regularly and conquered it.” He adds: “In portraying him I gained a much deeper understanding. He was relentless: what he overcame was immense. He escaped poverty, anti-Semitism and being an immigrant to becoming the most iconic performer of his time.”

Gerald W. Abrams helmed the miniseries. Aside from Brody, “House of Cards” star Kristen Connolly will play Houdini’s wife Bess, while Evan Jones is cast as his assistant Jim Collins.

Brody was last seen in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” earlier this year.

Photos by: C.Smith/WENN.com

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