Gary Ross May Unlock <i>Houdini</i>

Director Gary Ross dove into the world of Hunger Games and helped turn Suzanne Collins' wildly popular young-adult novel into an arguably even more popular film. However, Ross decided not to participate in the sequel Catching Fire because of the short amount of time he would have to touch up a script and shoot. So now he's moving on to other projects.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross' next film might be Houdini. Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the 2006 book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, in which authors William Kalush and Larry Sloman posit that the world-renowned magician might've used his abilities as a spy for England and to help the Secret Service and the police. The most recent script was written by reality TV producer Noah Oppenheim (The Buried Life), but Ross will most likely take his own pass at the script like he did with The Hunger Games.

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