Though many child stars have trouble getting work as they grow into adulthood, Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter for ten years, is having no problems in that regard. It has just been announced that Radcliffe will star as the bicorned Ig Perrish in the movie adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns.
Last year, Transformers star Shia LeBoeuf was attached to star in Horns, but it's clear that author Hill is on board with this new casting decision. He addressed the news on his blog earlier today.
It probably goes without saying that I’m amped beyond all rational measure. I could not be happier about the casting of Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish. My fanboy feelings for the Harry Potter pictures are well-established, but aside from that, I thought Woman in Black was one of the best horror films of the last decade, and the picture worked because of Radcliffe’s quietly focused performance. I hope Horns serves the kid just as well.
Radcliffe had success with Woman in Black earlier this year, and will star in next year's Kill Your Darlings playing the twentieth century poet Allen Ginsburg, so it's clear that he is having no trouble distancing himself from the boy wizard. Posted 07.16.12 by Mandy
As the actor who played the central character in Warner Bros. Pictures' massive, eight-movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter book series, Daniel Radcliffe has helped the studio rake in nearly $8 billion in ticket sales and another $7 billion in home video sales and related merchandise.
Surely that amount of money has earned Radcliffe no small amount of goodwill with Warners, but has it earned him enough for the studio to let him take a stab at one of their coveted superhero roles? In a recent interview, the former "boy wizard" revealed that he wants to star in a superhero movie and that one of the characters he feels "really passionate about" is part of the pantheon of DC Comics characters owned by Warner Bros. what character does Radcliffe want to play? >> Posted 05.30.12 by BrentJS
If a movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, it's likely to become a franchise. That's what happened with last year's The Woman in Black, Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter role. Based on Susan Hill's 1983 novel of the same name, The Woman in Black became the most successful British horror movie in 20 years, so the fact that a sequel is now in preparation isn't very surprising.
Hill never wrote a sequel to her novel, but Deadline reports that Hammer Films is teaming with Hill for the movie sequel. Set 40 years after the events of the original (roughly, the 1940s), The Woman in Black: Angels of Death will follow a new couple who move into Eel Marsh House, the same house where Radcliffe faced off against the spectre. No word yet on whether director James Watkins will return, but it looks like Jane Goldman will not, as Jon Croker, who worked as a story editor on the original, will pen the sequel.
The Woman in Black sequel is in its early stages, so neither the cast nor a production start have been announced. While The Woman in Black was clearly a financial success, earning $112 million worldwide, a significant portion of that was due to Radcliffe's involvement and it will be interesting to see if the sequel will have a similar fate. Posted 04.02.12 by Ryan
For Daniel Radcliffe, the transition from his infamous Harry Potter role to new found roles has been quite seamless. Radcliffe's The Woman in Black has become the most successful British horror film in the past 20 years.
Originally inspired by the classic novel written by Susan Hill, adapted by Jane Goldman and directed by James Watkins, The Woman in Black has stayed in the number one spot in the U.K. box office for the past three weeks. So far the movie has brought in £14.6 million ($23.2 million), earning the movie the title of the highest-grossing British horror film in the past 20 years. more about the movie's success >> Posted 02.28.12 by reelz
There's more than one titanic struggle taking place this Super Bowl weekend besides the matchup between the Giants and the Patriots: Fox's Chronicle and CBS Films' The Woman in Black are locked in a tight battle for first place at the box office, with Chronicle taking the early lead. To help sway moviegoers to ditch first-time feature director Josh Trank's "found footage" movie about teens with super powers and give the win to director James Watkins' (Eden Lake) movie about a haunted village, CBS Films has released the opening scene of The Woman in Black, which includes an introduction by the star of the movie, Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame. watch the opening scene >> Posted 02.05.12 by BrentJS
A new poster and preview clip have arrived online for The Woman in Black, which features actor Daniel Radcliffe in his first post-Harry Potter role, and one that may be too intense for some of the Radcliffe's younger fans.
Based on the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black follows Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village which he soon discovers is being haunted by the ghostly spectre known as the Woman in Black. Radcliffe has previously admitted that he hopes the role would help shed his Harry Potter image, as it allows him to play a young father. "If I get that right, that is something that immediately separates me from Harry," Radcliffe said in August of 2010.
Director James Watkins (Eden Lake) was also looking for Radcliffe to be viewed as something other than an iconic, bespectacled wizard, admitting to Bloody-Disgusting recently that he hopes audiences will "revisit him as an actor." watch the clip and see the poster >> Posted 01.25.12 by Ryan
Without wasting any time, actor Daniel Radcliffe is moving swiftly from project to project. The Hollywood Reporter confirms, via casting director Laura Rosenthal, that Radcliffe has accepted the role of poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming movie Kill Your Darlings.
Since his Harry Potter days, Radcliffe has expanded his resume, and accomplished quite a bit beginning with his most recent role in the movie The Woman in Black—which hits theaters February 3rd. Shedding his boy wizard persona, Radcliffe also wrapped up his 10-month run on Broadway as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and will soon begin production on Kill Your Darlings.
"It's one of the things that's on the table absolutely,” Radcliffe told MTV before the casting was confirmed. “It would be amazing and I'm very, very enthused for that script and that young director, [John Krokidas]."
Due in theaters next year, Kill Your Darlings is about a 1944 murder that brings together three beat generation poets (Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs) and co-stars Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan, and Jack Huston. Posted 01.24.12 by reelz
Daniel Radcliffe gave ET Canada a look at the set for the upcoming movie adaptation of Susan Hill's novel, The Woman in Black. While the old house looked decidedly creepy and spooky in the trailers with the muted color palate created by the movie's dark lighting, the Victorian toys and furniture look even scarier when the bright, garish colors are revealed by a TV crew. Though the movie is based on a good old-fashioned ghost story, Radcliffe is adamant that the set is not haunted, and the actor is also amazed at the size of Victorian-era spiders.
Along with the new behind-the-scenes clip, there is also a new television spot out for the movie. Like most scary movies, the spot leaves us thinking: Why doesn't he just grab the papers and work on them in some office, not in that awful house? Hopefully there will be an adequate answer to that question when the movie opens on February 3rd. watch the clip and the TV spot >> Posted 01.05.12 by Mandy
He acts, he sings, he dances, he casts spells. Daniel Radcliffe can pretty much do it all, which is why Entertainment Weekly has named him Entertainer of the Year.
The young actor completed his sting as the world's favorite boy wizard with this year's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, he starred in the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the trailers for next year's The Woman in Black are already creeping out audiences. Being named Entertainer of the Year is just another indication that Radcliffe is not destined to fade into obscurity the way so many child stars do.
What's the best way to celebrate this win? With a pint of butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, of course. More about the Wizarding World coming to L.A. Posted 12.07.11 by Mandy
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Alec Baldwin was not kicked off an American Airlines flight for playing "Words With Friends" as has been reported, but because after he was told to turn off the game he stormed to the bathroom and slammed the door so hard the captain called back to flight attendants to find out what was happening. At any rate, Zynga, the company behind "Words With Friends," tweeted a pic in support of Baldwin.
Terrence Howard's estranged wife Michelle Ghent was granted a restraining order against the actor, claiming he regularly beats her and threatens to kill her, but Howard says it's all a lie. In documents filed with the court Ghent alleges Howard:
— Threatened to throw her off a balcony
— Said, "If you tell anyone about my business, I'll kill you and no one will ever know."
— Yelled, "B!tch, walk home. That's my car, I pay for it."
— Said, "I'll hit a woman quicker than I'd hit a man."
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim Richards is back in rehab not just for alcohol abuse, but for "other problems" and that they're "serious." Meanwhile, Kelly Bensimons, who was booted off this season's show, has gone back to her modeling roots and can clearly still rock it at 43.
Forbes has released its list of Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck and Kristen Stewart is at No. 1. For every $1 Stewart is paid her films earn an average $55.83. KStew is followed by Anne Hathaway ($45.67), Robert Pattinson ($39.43), Daniel Radcliffe ($34.24), and Shia LaBeouf ($29.40).
Last month Forbes listed the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, and Drew Barrymore was the runaway winner/loser, earning just 40 cents for every dollar spent on her movies. Posted 12.07.11 by reelz