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Daniel Radcliffe Might Star in 'Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse'?

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August 16, 2010
Source: Entertainment Biz

Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse

Now that the Harry Potter franchise is coming to a close, plenty of new opportunities will be presented to the actors who've been tethered to the series for the better part of 10 years. Emma Watson recently chopped off almost all of her hair as a celebration of her newfound freedom, and it looks like Daniel Radcliffe may have yet another project on the horizon. Though the young actor is already set to star in another new gothic thriller The Woman in Black, Entertainment Biz (via STYD) reports Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel have expressed an interest in him joining Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse, as he is "keen to get involved."

If you don't recall, the story is based on a short film that Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg made a little while back about two loser guys who are dealing with the apocalypse right outside their window. Rogen and Goldberg share writing duties with the former taking one of the lead roles alongside Jay Baruchel. This mutual interest for Radcliffe to join certainly makes the project sound a bit more interesting, but word from representatives of the 21 year-old actor have only confirmded him for The Woman in Black and a stint on Broadway for the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His move to the theater for a certain amount of time doesn't necessarily count him out of the project since it's not starting immediately.

In addition, Baruchel mentioned last year that after Green Hornet, they would either go into production on Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse or the hockey comedy The Goon. Some recent developments make it seem as The Goon may be the one to get off the ground first. However, Goldberg did tell The Playlist at Comic-Con that Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse was moving at "full speed" and there were plenty of casting choices they were keeping secret. Radcliffe's addition would certainly be out of left field but he showed some great comedic chops last year in more than a few scenes from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. For now, we're anticipating Rogen and Goldberg's horror comedy getting off the ground sometime in the near future.

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  • Xerxex
    it'd be fun to see him in a comedic role.
  • Eli
    This is an odd turn for Radcliffe. Acting with American actors? Seth is a charming guy but roles kinda suck. This already has sucsess written all over it just from the star power alone. I am awaiting Radcliffe's future works.
  • http://movies.iconocritic.com peloquin
    This would be a perfect role for him to follow all his dramatic work. I really hope this comes to fruition because I think he has more range as an actor then the public may think.
  • Shannon
    It's like all of my favorite things rolled into one. Nerdgasm.
  • Julian
    I fuckin' hate Jay Baruchel. He always plays some awkward man child. That shit is annoying!!

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