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Daniel Radcliffe Joins Brooklyn Bridge
'Expecto Pa-toll-num!'

22 January 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Goldcrest Films

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Daniel Radcliffe, Washington Roebling

The Boy Who Lived continues his evolution into The Man Who Flourished. With Potter now a fond but distant memory, Daniel Radcliffe has added to his catholic range of projects by signing up for Brooklyn Bridge, a period drama in which he'll play real-life engineer Washington Roebling.

If you're not well-versed in the history of US civil engineering - and, frankly, tsk - Roebling was a key figure behind the construction of the still-glorious Brooklyn Bridge. As a fledging hard hat, Roebling took over the construction project when his dad perished from tetanus and overcame his own personal tragedy to deliver New York and Brooklyn their long-craved artery in 1883.

The whole thing took 14 years and cost $15m and 20 lives. It's a chapter in American history that should offer plenty of dramatic grist for writer/director Douglas 'Emma' McGrath's screenplay to explore, as well as the chance to see Radcliffe in some mighty facial furniture.

There's a great woman behind this man - Washington's wife Emily, who provided wisdom and support when he was at his lowest ebb - and that role will be filled sometime between now and principal photography in August.

Radcliffe, meanwhile, can soon be seen strutting his stuff in The F Word on May 2, Horns and, shortly in a DVD capacity, in the well-received but underseen Kill Your Darlings. He'll be back on Broadway, too, with Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan making the journey across the Atlantic this spring.


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