Radcliffe Pushes Himself Further
With each new role Daniel Radcliffe accepts, it gets harder and harder to remember a time when he was just, “The Boy Who Lived.” Since his role in horror film The Woman in Black, released earlier this year, we’ve all been forced to accept that he isn’t actually Harry Potter, but a real person, an actor, and a damn good one. The latest news is that he might take on the role of hunchbacked Igor in a new Frankenstein movie.
Based on a Max Landis script, Paul McGuigan will direct the latest remake of Mary Shelley’s classic. McGuigan is no stranger to remakes — he’s the mastermind behind four episodes of Sherlock, a TV mini-series that’s a modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes stories. Check it out, you won’t regret it. Landis came into his own as the writer behind Chronicle, the sci-fi psychological thriller released earlier this year. Together, McGuigan and Landis have the right background to make Frankenstein a success.
It’s Not All About Looking Dashing!
Nothing’s been set in stone (or even written lightly in pencil) on the cast list yet as the film’s currently in preproduction. However, Radcliffe has definitely taken an interest. Most would have pinned him for the lead as Dr. Frankenstein, but apparantly he’s got his eye on the even ghastlier role of sidekick Igor. In this version, Igor’s described as “pathologically dirty,” so if Radcliffe does get the role, we’ll be seeing a new side to him. Can he pull it off? On one hand, he just exudes this straightforward honesty. Also it’s hard to look at him with his good posture and to-die-for eyes and imagine him as a creepy hunchback. Then again, with films as diverse as Harry Potter, The Woman in Black, and The F-Word (a romantic comedy/drama to be released in 2013), he’s proven himself as a versatile actor.
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