Daniel Radcliffe to Run for the 'Gold' in Olympian Sebastian Coe Biopic

October 30, 2013
Source: BBC Films

Daniel Radcliffe

Continuing his rising career following the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe has intriguing projects like a new Frankenstein (he'll be playing Igor) and a gritty crime thriller called Tokyo Vice. While he was recently falsely rumored to play Freddie Mercury, that role is hoped to go to Ben Whishaw, but Radcliffe will take on another real-life figure, this time in the athletic world. Following his turn as Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, BBC Films has announced Radcliffe will star in Gold, the story of runner Sebastian Coe and his famous rivalry with fellow athlete Steve Ovett leading up to the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.

The film will reunite Radcliffe with director James Watkins, who teamed with the British actor for his first film outside of the Harry Potter franchise, The Woman in Black. Even better news is the screenplay comes from Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy and How to Train Your Dragon scribe Will Davies. The story sounds like Ron Howard's Rush on foot, with The Perfect Distance by Pat Butcher, serving as source material. The film starts shooting in the United Kingdom and Russia in April next year, and thiscould be a big awards contender with an assembly of talent like this. Sound good?

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Radciffe's finally doing something that requires serious chops. Let's go!

DAVIDPD on Oct 30, 2013

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