Daniel Radcliffe’s Horns Gets Its First Teaser Poster

Horns-Teaser-PosterThey seem to like waiting a long time to release Daniel Radcliffe movies. What If? is due to arrive this summer, over 18 months after it was filmed. He made Horns meanwhile back in the autumn of 2012, and while it’s played at festivals it’s only now that the first UK teaser poster has arrived.

What the poster doesn’t show is that in the film, Radcliffe’s character literally has horns growing out of his head.

We still have a little while to wait though until we can see it, as its British release isn’t until Friday 31 October, 2014.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

‘Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.

‘Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).

‘HORNS is based on the dark fantasy novel of the same name from New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart Shaped Box) with a screenplay by Keith Burnin. Alexandre Aja, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and Cathy Schulman produce.’

Daniel Radcliffe Says He Wants To Be Robin Opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman

Daniel-RadcliffeHoly casting, Batman – it appears that Daniel Radcliffe would quite like to play a superhero, and if he can’t be the character he’d really like to be, he’ll be his sidekick.

Buzzfeed reports that when asked if after Harry Potter, he’d like to join another franchise, he replied, “Batman. If they reboot that again I’ll do that too. It’s happening, isn’t it? With Ben Affleck. I could be Robin, I’m perfect.”

We’re not sure how serious he is, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it gets director Zack Snyder thinking. It’s probably too late to add Dan to the already shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Justice League is also in the works – which could have a Robin – and there are also unconfirmed rumours there will be a standalone Bat-flick called The Batman in 2019.

To be honest, this is probably more pipe dream than anything that might become true – but personally we’d love to see Dan as Batman’s sidekick.

What If Trailer – Daniel Radcliffe & Zoe Kazan get an indie rom-com

When we got a poster for What If a couple of weeks ago, we were promised the trailer was coming soon. Now it’s here, so we can get a taste for the indie rom-com, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

The movie was filmed under the title The F Word back in autumn 2012, do it’s taken a while for us to get to this stage, but it now it’s been retitled What If, a poster has arrived and an August 1st, 2014 US release set.

Radcliffe plays Wallace, a young man who meets Chantry (Kazan) at a party where they hit it off. The problem is, Chantry has a long-term boyfriend, and the duo must navigate through a tenuous friendship (that’s the F word), while keeping their feelings at bay.

Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more...]

Daniel Radcliffe To Host Gay Trailblazers Special, Honoring DOMA Champions Edie Winsor & Roberta Kaplan

Daniel-RadcliffeThe US network Logo TV has announced that they will be hosting a special event called Trailblazers, set up to honour those who have helped the progress of LGBT people over the years.

The event on June 26th will be hosted by long-time gay-ally Daniel Radcliffe and comes almost exactly a year after the Supreme Court ruling that started to dismantle the Defense of Marriage Act (the law that banned federal acknowledgement of gay marriage), and 45 years after the Stonewall riots. Fittingly, the first Trailblazers event will honour Edie Winsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case, and her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan.

“Through their courage, Edie and Roberta redefined an institution to make it open to everybody,”  said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV and Logo. “Like the greatest civil rights pioneers, they secured a basic human freedom for all of us.”

Trailblazers will also include a performance by A Great Big World, along with special appearances by Jared Leto, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Tyler Glenn and Mary Lambert. Logo hopes this will be the first of what will become an annual event, allowing them to honour other important names in LGBT rights.

Alongside the starrier side of this initiative, Logo has also launched the ‘Hometown Trailblazers’, designed to pay tribute to local heroes who have made a difference in their community. Nominations for Hometown Trailblazers are being invited from the public, with a call for a picture or video, alongside an explanation of why the person is meaningful. You can find out more about that here.

Daniel Radcliffe Decides You Shall Know Our Velocity, Based On Dave Eggers’ Novel

daniel-radcliffe-750-slideDaniel Radcliffe has added to his busy film slate as Variety reports that it’s been announced at Cannes that he has signed on to star in You Shall Know Our Velocity.

Based on Dave Egger’s novel, the movie is about two longtime friends - the awkward Will (Daniel Radcliffe) and self-proclaimed ladies man Hand. The decide who take a two-week journey around the world to help those in need, by using a $32,000 insurance payoff from their friend’s fatal car accident.

Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is set to direct from a screenplay by Wells Towers.Miguel Arteta was previously attached to direct, but he is no longer involved.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next spring. We’ll see plenty of Radcliffe before then though as he’s got Horns, What If and Frankenstein coming up.

Daniel Radcliffe & Zoe Kazan Get A What If Poster

What-If-posterIt’s taking a while to get some of Daniel Radcliffe’s indie efforts into cinemas. He shot a movie called The F Word back in autumn 2012, but we still haven’t seen it.

Now it’s been retitled What If, a poster has arrived and an August 1st, 2014 US release has been set. We’ve also been promised a trailer in a couple of weeks time.

Radcliffe plays Wallace, a young man who meets Chantry (Kazan) at a party where they hit it off. The problem is, Chantry has a long-term boyfriend, and the duo must navigate through a tenuous friendship (that’s the F word), while keeping their feelings at bay.

Take a look at the new poster above. (Oh, and this is the film where Radcliffe shot a naked beach scene, so hopefully we have that to look forward to).

Kill Your Darlings (DVD)

When reading the press surrounding Kill Your Darlings, you could have been forgiven for thinking it was a movie all about Harry Potter having bum sex. Half the questions Daniel Radcliffe and director John Krokidas were asked seemed to be about the sex scene. However that’s only a very small part of the movie, and while Radcliffe does indeed get bummed, it’s merely part of a montage rather than anything with a big fanfare.

The movie is actually about some of the Beat generation writers and their brethren before they became well known, following one of the infamous events that helped shape who they were. Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg, who would go on to be the openly gay man behind the wonderful Howl. He heads to Columbia University, where he immediately riles against the college’s old fashioned attitude to literature and poetry. [Read more...]

Daniel Radcliffe & Dane DeHaan May Be Up For College Republicans

Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and director John Krokidas must have had a great time working together on Kill Your Darlings, as TheWrap reports they’re likely to be getting back together for College Republicans, which will follow US political heavyweights Karl Rove and Lee Atwater when they were at university.

Radcliffe’s people have apparently denied his involvement, although TheWrap is saying they’ve heard it from several sources. If it’s true Radcliffe would play Atwater, with DeHaan as Rove.

The project has been around for a few years, with the likes of Paul Dano and Shia LaBeouf eyeing the Karl Rove role, and Richard Linklater attached to direct. To some Karl Rove is a much revered figure while to many others he is the evil man behind the throne, who helped get George W. Bush elected and then steered his presidency, using plenty of dirty tricks against his enemies along the way. Many called him ‘Bush’s Brain’, while the President preferred to nickname him ‘Turd Blossom’.

Before Rove worked for Bush Jr., he was on the staff of both Nixon and Bush’s father’s administration, and before that he dropped out of university in order to work for the College Republican National Committee. That’s where the film comes, looking at how Rove hooked up with fellow political thinker Lee Atwater (who later worked for Reagan and Bush), and how their campaign to get Rove elected as chairman of the committee taught them a lot about dirty tricks.

The Black Listed script comes from Wes Jones

Daniel Radcliffe Up For Brooklyn Bridge

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

It’s been revealed that Daniel Radcliffe has lined up a new movie role, as he’s attached to star in Brooklyn Bridge, which Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) is set to write and direct.

A press release reveals that the film is ‘Inspired by true events, the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling (Radcliffe) is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health and to drive his family apart until he discovers he has an improbable ally… his charming and shrewd wife Emily.’

The movie is currently hoping to be financed independently, with Goldcrest Films taking on the job to finance, distribute and sell all international rights to the movie.

There’s no news on when it might shoot, but it could be an interesting role for Radcliffe.

New UK Kill Your Darlings Posters With Daniel Radcliffe & Dane DeHaan

Kill Your Darlings has had a limited release in the US, but it doesn’t reach UK cinemas until December 6th. Now the movie’s British distributor, The Works, has released a new poster for the movie, featuring Daniel Radcliffe & Dane DeHaan.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘Set in the 1940’s during the early days of the literary revolution, KILL YOUR DARLINGS is a true crime thriller based on the previously untold story of a murder that implicated the men who went on to become the great poets of the Beat Generation; Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Based on actual events and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, KILL YOUR DARLINGS tells how these young men first meet at Columbia University in 1944. A story of friendship, obsession, jealousy and genius, their self-proclaimed brilliance is stained by the brutal murder of David Kammerer, which both consecrated and fractured their early fellowship.’

As you probably know by now, Radcliffe plays the gay Ginsberg, and there’s been much talk about the sex scene he gets involved with. Brits will be able to check it out in a few weeks time.