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Johnny Depp in negotiations for Houdini role

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May 27, 2014 | 5:35pm EDT

Johnny Depp is in talks to take on another real-life role after showing interest in a new Harry Houdini biopic. Dean Parisot's The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero reimagines the master illusionist and escape artist as an occult investigator, and is based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman's book of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Depp is currently portraying Boston, Massachusetts gang boss Whitey Bulger in new film Black Mass and he also famously portrayed John Dillinger (Public Enemies), J.M. Barrie (Finding Neverland) , Ed Wood (Ed Wood), George Jung (Blow), Inspector Frederick Abberline (From Hell) and Joseph D. Pistone (Donnie Brasco) on the big screen.

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