Daniel Radcliffe came onto the scene playing one of the most iconic characters in almost all of movie and frankly, book, history. That’s a big-time legacy to keep up with and the actor has worked very hard in the subsequent years to distance himself, acting-wise, from the old Hogwarts crowd. He’s played all varieties of characters in a wide sampling of movies. And now it looks like he’s going to take a villain turn in his next film. He’s going to star as the bad guy in The Lost City of D with Sandra Bullock.
This role for Daniel Radcliffe will have him play the bad guy in a film that has a hilariously simple premise but could take a ridiculous turn. The basic premise is that Sandra Bullock is on a book tour with her cover model (Channing Tatum) and the two somewhat at odds because of their generally opposite dispositions. But then they are kidnapped and taken as hostages through the jungle. This is where Radcliffe’s character comes in as it appears he’s the mastermind behind the plot.
Along with Sandra Bullock, Daniel Radcliffe, and Channing Tatum, Aaron and Adam Nee are on to direct and Dana Fox (Cruella, How to Be Single) penned the screenplay. This is a fantastic group attached to the film in what could be an action-packed and also hilarious mash-up of a movie.
Daniel Radcliffe, of course, starred in all eight Harry Potter movies as the titular character. It’s what vaulted him to acting superstardom almost overnight and fans basically watched him grow up on the screen. The films came out over the course of a decade with Radcliffe on-screen as Potter for all of his formative years.
But after the franchise finished its run of films, Daniel Radcliffe made sure to begin taking many different roles than what he’d done as Harry Potter. He played Ig Perrish in Horns, the Joe Hill film adaptation. Plus there was Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black which pulled more from the horror genre. Now he’s playing a starring role in the quirky and hilarious TBS series Miracle Workers. All of his years after Harry Potter have worked to show his range as an actor.
As for Daniel Radcliffe returning to the role where it all started, there are some rumors on that front as well. Recently, it’s been bandied about that the cast and crew of Harry Potter could be getting together for a new project. The most logical fit would be for a film or television series around The Cursed Child play that JK Rowling wrote as a successor to the original franchise. This story catches up with the group many years after the events of The Deathly Hallows. Whether that ever happens remains to be seen. But considering we are more than a decade removed from that franchise, the major players might feel comfortable getting back into their roles.
In the meantime, besides Miracle Workers, Daniel Radcliffe can also be seen in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend which came out late last year.