Daniel Radcliffe - Daniel Radcliffe Tackling Japan's Criminal Underworld in 'Tokyo Vice'

Daniel Radcliffe cannot be accused of playing it safe with his movie roles since wrapping up the Harry Potter movies. He's played a ghost hunting accountant in The Woman in Black, beat poet Allen Ginsbert in Kill Your Darlings and now, he's signed up to play an American journalist reporting on Japan's criminal underworld in Tokyo Vice.

The film, set to shoot in early 2014, will be directed by music video veteran Anthony Mandler, based on a script by JT Rodgers, which is in turn based on the memoirs of Jake Adelstein. The U.S. journalist worked as a crime reporter on the Yomiuri Shimbun, the largest newspaper in the world by circulation. He became the first westerner in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club and went on to deliver a game-changing expose on a yakuza boss given a live transplant in California. "I had a number of people interested in adapting the book, but I was concerned what would happen if I didn't have some say in what happened to the screenplay. I would have issues if a lot of liberties were taken, as this is the story of my life," Adelstein told The Hollywood Reporter. The journalist appeared happy with Radcliffe's casting, "Daniel Radcliffe is 24, about the same age as I was when I began as a cub reporter. I think he's really maturing as an actor and will be great for the role," he said.

The actor has been further broadening his repertoire in recent months, shooting both the supernatural thriller Horns, with Juno Temple, and comedy-drama The F-Word. 

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