There’s more than just ‘Horns’ on the horizon for Daniel Radcliffe.
As much as some of us might have wanted Daniel Radcliffe to stay being Harry Potter forever, the actor has well and truly moved on from his wizarding past thanks to some critically acclaimed stage performances. But while he’s proved his worth on the West End and Broadway, we’re still waiting for that one great film role which will make us see Radcliffe in a whole new light. It could be Horns, which has already caused a stir after its trailer was released earlier this week. But aside from Horns, here’s four more upcoming Radcliffe projects that you need to start getting excited about.
There's a lot more to come from Daniel Radcliffe
Originally entitled The F Word, What If places Radcliffe opposite rising star Zoe Kazan in this romantic comedy. The film asks what happens when you fall in love with a girl who already has a boyfriend. Will being 'just friends' ever really be enough? Starring alongside Radcliffe and Kazan is ‘Girl’s’ actor Adam Driver, while Goon’s Michael Dowse is behind the camera. The movie had it’s premiere last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it proved a hit with critics who found it both funny and charming. What If is set to hit US and UK theatres on August 22nd.
Next October we'll be watching Daniel star alongside James McAvoy in this twist on Mary Shelly’s classic story of Frankenstein. Radcliffe will play Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant Igor, with the story being told from his perspective. As a synopsis released by Fox revealed, “we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.” Directing is Lucky Number Slevin’s Paul McGuigan, while Chronicle writer Max Landis has penned the script.
A picture of Daniel walking 11 dogs made its way onto the internet last month, seemingly confirming his casting in Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy, Trainwreck. Further pictures also showed him filming alongside actress Marisa Tomei. Little is known about the film, which is due out next summer, but an pretty impressive ensemble cast is already in place, including Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi and Brie Larson. Also starring is comedienne Amy Schumer, who co-wrote the script with Apatow.
Radcliffe will play Igor in Victor Frankenstein
Radcliffe is set to begin shooting Brooklyn Bridge next month, a historical biopic based on the life and career of Washington Roebling. Roebling was a brilliant engineer, who, after his father’s death. was left to oversee the difficult and complicated construction of the famous bridge, beginning in 1870. The film centres on Roebling’s obsession with his work, which puts his health and personal relationships at risk, that is until he meets his wife Emily. The movie will be directed by Emma’s Douglas McGrath, who has also written the screenplay.