Daniel Radcliffe Takes Lead in Alexandre Aja's Adaptation of 'Horns'
Since leaving Hogwarts behind, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been working hard to carve a career for himself outside of witchcraft and wizardry. He starred in the horror flick The Woman in Black (though he likely won't reprise his role in the upcoming sequel), and he also stars as Alan Ginsberg alongside up-and-comer Elizabeth Olsen in Kill Your Darlings. But here's a part that seems like it could be his next big memorable role. Variety reports Radcliffe is now taking over for Shia LaBeouf in the adaptation of Joe Hill's (son of Stephen King) novel Horns, to be directed by Piranha 3D helmer Alexandre Aja.
The story follows a 26-year-old man who wakes up after a nasty hangover to find that his girlfriend has been raped and murdered, and he's the lead suspect. Not only that, he discovers horns growing out of his head that grant him the power to make people confess their sins, which comes in handy as he searches for his girlfriend's killer and prepares for revenge. Sounds like a pretty wild story that's unlike anything we've seen on screen before, so color me interested.
For comic fans among you, it sounds like it may have been influenced by the classic comic Preacher, which has also been trying to make it to the big screen for years. Radcliffe seems like a good replacement, though as an admitted LaBeouf fanboy, I've gotta admit I'm a little bummed that he's no longer involved. Either way, Horns sounds like a fresh concept with a ton of potential, so we're glad it's finally getting made and look forward to the final product coming together sooner than later. Interested?