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Daniel Radcliffe Goes For ‘Gold’; Susanne Bier Gives ‘Game of Thrones’ Star ‘A Second Chance’

Written by on October 30, 2013 

Following the success of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe continued his streak with his first post-Hogwarts role, taking the lead in the horror flick The Woman in Black. While he’s had a few roles in between, he’s now set to reteam with director James Watkins for a project in a much different genre with Gold.

According to Variety, the actor has officially signed on to the project scripted by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Simon Beaufoy and How to Train Your Dragon‘s Will Davies, which tells the story of Sebastian Coe (Radcliffe) and his rivalry with Steve Ovett as they approach the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Based off Pat Butcher‘s book The Perfect Distance, production kicks off in April for a likely 2015 release.

In other director-actor pairings, after breaking out with Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has found another feature role, but this time he’ll be returning to his origins. According to Screen Daily, the actor has teamed with Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Serena) for the Danish-language drama A Second Chance.

While there’s no specific plot details, the press release reads, “How far are decent human beings willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? With A Second Chance, Susanne Bier and [co-writer] Anders Thomas Jensen have crafted another startling yet moving drama, about how easily we lose our grasp on justice, when we face the unthinkable and life as we know it hangs by a thread.”

Which project are you most looking forward to?


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