Quick hits for your browsing pleasure:
- 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.