Quick hits: Andersen wins award, Kasdan takes on magic movie, Houdini hoodoo, Burton hosts fundraiser

April 7th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General


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Quick hits: Andersen wins award, Kasdan takes on magic movie, Houdini hoodoo, Burton hosts fundraiser

  • Congratulations to Irish magician Leon Andersen, who won three awards from the Irish cirlce of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, including stage act of the year and showman of the year. In this report from the Limerick Leader, Andersen said he was most proud of the showman award, because it’s awarded only on merit. We’ll skip the obvious lecture about presentation.
  • The Hollywood Reporter reported that Jake Kasdan, director of “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” will direct New Line’s upcoming “Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth.” iTricks’ Justin Robert Young said the project “reads to us like ‘The Prestige’ meets ‘Dodgeball’ but Kasdan has a pretty solid record when it comes to comedy.” We agree: Kasdan has episodes of Freaks and Geeks under his belt. Oh, one of Young’s tipsters nudged him about this upcoming movie.
  • Quick hits: Andersen wins award, Kasdan takes on magic movie, Houdini hoodoo, Burton hosts fundraiser

  • Houdini gets a lot of attention at the Law and Magic Blog: The author points to interesting reports about Houdini’s last will and testament, and an intruging theory about the exhumation of his remains.
  • Lance Burton is hosting a Las Vegas-based fundraiser to raise money for cancer organizations. “Dancing With the Las Vegas Stars” will pit celebrities against each other in a dancing competition. Lance Burton is hosting? He could totally win it.
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