A former wizard is transporting himself to a new world where people can disappear without a trace — albeit under decidedly more dangerous circumstances.
Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in “Tokyo Vice,” a Japan-set thriller based on the memoirs of American reporter Jake Adelstein. Deadline reported Wednesday (May 1) that Radcliffe will play Adelstein, a crime beat journalist whose investigation of yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto, called the “John Gotti of Japan,” took its toll on his personal and professional life.
Radcliffe will star in the film for director Anthony Mandler, who has shot music videos for Rihanna (“California King Bed,” “Diamonds”), Jay-Z (“Young Forever”), and Lana Del Ray (“National Anthem”) among others. Adelstein’s novel is adapted by playwright J.T. Rogers.
Since wrapping up the Harry Potter series in 2011, Radcliffe has kept himself busy with a variety of different projects. After finishing the sleeper hit “The Woman in Black” and the Sundance film “Kill Your Darlings,” Radcliffe tackled another horror film, “Horns,” and the romantic comedy “The F Word.” He also has plans to return to the stage in June to star in Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple Of Inishmaan,” which will mark his first theatrical work since his 2011-’12 run in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.”
Thus far, most audiences have only seen Radcliffe in period attire or his Hogwarts garb. But a modern American journalist? DanRad’s showing fans a whole new side.
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