The Weinstein Co. has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the new Houdini film, Death Defying Acts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce as Harry Houdini.
Harvey Weinstein bought the film off a promo reel made available for the first time at the American Film Market (AFM).
Myriad Pictures has already sold distribution rights for Death Defying Acts in various territories, including U.K. rights to Lionsgate.
The film is a supernatural romantic thriller which tells the fictional story of Houdinis relationship with a Scottish psychic played by Zeta Jones.
Death Defying Acts will be released in 2007.
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