Zeta-Jones plays Mary McGarvie in the romantic thriller Death Defying Acts. Harry Houdini is the most famous escape artist of his time. During his Britain tour of 1876, the illusionist meets psychic Mary McGarvie. As Houdini falls for McGarvie, the psychic and her daughter see an opportunity to con the illusionist, take his money and run. Co-starring Guy Pearce and Saoirse Ronan. On co-star Guy Pearce:
Guy had the harder job of actually needing to know all these facts about Houdini, and goodness knows he did a fantastic job.