Daniel Radcliffe has has signed up to star in the supernatural fantasy/thriller Horns, based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), with Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, High Tension) directing, according to Variety.
Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance, about Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend. Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his head and soon realises their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
Director Alexandre Aja says, “After reading Joe Hill’s cult book, I couldn’t resist temptation to dive into the devilish underworld and reinvent a universal myth. Horns is a wild ride of sin and crime, with a love story in its heart.”
Additional casting is now underway, with principal photography slated to begin this fall. Red Granite Pictures’ international sales arm (Red Granite International) will handle foreign sales for the film.