imageJohn Debney has signed on to score the upcoming mini-series Houdini. The two-parter stars Adrian Brody as Harry Houdini and Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess. The four-hour series follows the magician as be finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters several U.S. presidents, as well as such personalities as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex) is directing the A + E Studios and Lionsgate Television production and Gerald W. Abrams (Nuremberg) and Andras Hamori (eXistenZ, Cheri) are executive producing the project. Nicolas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Sommersby, Volunteers) has written the script. Debney has previously scored the mini-series Hatfields & McCoys and last year’s Bonnie & Clyde┬áfor A+E/History.
Houdini will premiere later this year on the History Channel.

Debney’s recent projects include Draft Day and Walk of Shame, both of which are currently playing in theaters. The composer also recently recorded his score for Eliza Graves starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley & Michael Caine at Abbey Road Studios in London. Also coming up for Debney is the animated feature SpongeBob SquarePants 2 and the dramatic thriller Broken Horses.