Weirdest Casting Of The Year? Daniel Radcliffe To Play Igor In 'Frankenstein'

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Daniel Radcliffe just needs to dot the i's and cross the t's before becoming the next Igor The Hunchback. Yep, you heard us correctly, the boy wizard himself who began his post-Potter movie career with The Lady In Black will play Igor in Fox's revisionist take on Mary Shelley's classic horror story, Frankenstein, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie is set to be directed by Gangster No.1 filmmaker Paul McGuigan and has a script by Chronicle scribe Max Landis. It's a strange casting for the clean cut Radcliffe, with Igor described as "pathologically dirty, with long hair and wearing old clown clothes." A circus theme runs through much of the new project, according to sources, and production is set to start in the UK late this summer. The last notable adaptation of Frankenstein came in 1994, when Kenneth Branagh directed the likes of Robert De Niro and Helena Bonham Carter.

Radcliffe recently made headlines for his role as poet Allen Ginsberg in the Sundance hit 'Kill Your Darlings.' Prior to that, he appeared in 'The Woman in Black' and starred on Broadway in the musical 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' and in London's West End play 'Cripple of Inishmaan.' Later this year, he will appear in the fantasy film 'Horns' by director Alexandre Aja. 

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Daniel Radcliffe [L] Will Star As Igor In Paul McGuigan's [R] Frankenstein


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