Ben Kingsley & Brie Larson Cross Daniel Radcliffe's 'Brooklyn Bridge'
It's a shame that Ben Kingsley never got in on the Harry Potter franchise while the films were still being made, but the actor will get to work with Daniel Radcliffe on another project from across the pond anyway. THR has word from Goldcrest Films, a British production banner, that Kingsley has joined the cast of Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama from Emma and Infamous director Douglas McGrath. The film sees Radcliffe playing smart but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, the man who oversaw the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge, designed by his father, in the second half of the 19th century. More below!
Kingsley will play Radcliffe's father, John A. Roebling, who passes away, leaving his son to struggle with this gargantuan task. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, the young Roebling's obsession to get the job done threatens his health and his family until he discovers an improbable ally in his charming and shrewd wife. The report also adds that Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Short Term 12) will play Radcliffe's wife in the film. Shooting begins in spring, but as of now there's no indication as to when we might see this drama in theaters. But the true story sounds rather interesting, so we'll keep our ear to the ground for more.