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The Houdini Box

20th Century Fox  |  Chernin Entertainment

Based on the magical short story by Brian Selznick (Hugo).  Set in New York in the late 1920’s, The Houdini Box tells the tale of a young boy named Victor and his father.  They journey from a turbulent Ireland to America, in search of a new life.  But all they find is further hardship and poverty, as they get caught up in the war between the Irish and Italian mob.  Victor believes that if only he knew how to perform real magic, he could make their lives better.  And so the boy sets off on a quest to find the greatest magician that ever lived.

 

Live Action  |  Screenplay available from CAA