Ben Kingsley Joins Brooklyn Bridge

Brie Larson is also on for new Daniel Radcliffe drama


by James White |
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Though it originally aimed to kick off filming last month, Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama about the man who oversaw the building of the famous New York structure, has been moved back to next spring. Yet there is good news on the casting front, with Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson climbing the struts to join the ensemble.

Daniel Radcliffe will star as the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling, who inherits the mammoth project when his father (Kingsley) dies from tetanus. Initially overwhelmed by the task and driven by an obsession that threatens his family, Roebling overcomes his demons with the help of his equally talented wife Emily (Larson).

The resulting bridge took 14 years and cost $15m and 20 lives to build. 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 sporting some mighty facial furniture.

Kingsley, or at least his voice, is back on our screens this week in The Boxtrolls. He’ll next be seen in Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, which is out on December 19. Larson (one of our Stars Of The Future who is also doing rather well right now) is in** The Gambler** alongside Mark Wahlberg and is part of the cast for Judd Apatow’s latest, Trainwreck, which will arrive on August 28 next year.

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