With the recent statement that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has no interest in reprising the iconic role, he’s begun to line up a series of new endeavors to further distance himself. Next year Radcliffe will be turning up in yet another Frankenstein film as Dr. Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant Igor, and now he’s added a starring role in the adaptation of Dave Eggers’ 2002 debut novel, You Shall Know Our Velocity. Radcliffe will be playing the part of Will, one half of a pair of globetrotting philanthropists, with Peter Sollett (Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist) locked in to direct and filming set to begin next spring. This is the second Eggers property to go into development recently, with Tom Hanks signed on to star in the adaptation of 2012’s A Hologram For The King, allowing for Eggers’ takeover of all media to continue uninterrupted.
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