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Gary Ross May Have Found His Next Movie! In Negotiations To Direct Houdini!

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Well, we guess now that he's abandoned the directorial reigns of Catching Fire, Gary Ross has a lot of free time on his hands to pick his next project!

And according to new reports, he has done just that by beginning negotiations to helm the upcoming Houdini, a big-screen adaptation of the biography The Secret Life of Houdini, The Making of America's First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman!

Apparently, the novel focuses on theories that

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The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin Writing Prestige Houdini Musical For Hugh Jackman

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Between Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network and Hugh Jackman's EVERYTHING except Australia, we are going into this very optimistically!

Sorkin is writing the book for a Broadway play about Harry Houdini, with Jackman set to star as the legendary magician.

…But it gets better! The score is being composed by Danny Elfman!!!

Sorkin's previous Broadway playwriting experience includes A Few Good Men, before it was adapted into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise.

He also wrote The Farnsworth Invention, which ran from late 2007 to early 2008.

Here's what Elfman had to say about Sorkin's progress on the play, which may hit stages as early as the beginning of 2012:

“He’s writing away. We all have high hopes that Aaron’s going to come through and do some good stuff.”

We're def excited about this one! Between Jackman's acting abilities and incredible good looks, and Sorkin's phenomenal writing abilities, we're thinking this could be pretty amazing!

Are U excited about the prospect of Hugh playing Houdini on Broadway?

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