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Last fall, there was talk of Daniel Radcliffe eying a role in Paul McGuigan's revisionist take on Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein. Months later, word is, the Harry Potter star is in final negotiations for the Fox film. Assuming everything goes as reportedly planned, this would add to the actor's growing list of darker projects, and also feature adaptations of popular novels.
Paul McGuigan's gothic feature is based on a script by Max Landis and was previously described as "a sci-fi take on this classic story about a creature produced through a scientific experiment." More recently, it's described as a tale of friendship and redemption.
When news surfaced back in September that Radcliffe had his eye on the Frankenstein film in the works at Twentieth Century Fox, information on the role he was looking at was vague, with Radcliffe's character described as "pathologically dirty and dressed in old clowns clothing." The obvious speculation at the time was that the character was this adaptation's take on Igor, and Variety confirms as much in their recent report, which states that Radcliffe is in final negotiations to star as Igor.
A man of multiple talents, Radcliffe took the stage at the Oscars last weekend to perform a dance number with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and host Seth MacFarlane, and we'll be seeing even more of him in the future, thanks to a number of upcoming projects. Kill Your Darlings just debuted at Sundance earlier this year, and coming (hopefully) soon, he'll be sporting a set of horns for the feature adaptation of Joe Hill's novel Horns, which wrapped last fall. No release date has been set for that one, but based on a tweet Hill shared last month, we might expect Horns to land sometime this fall. On the lighter side of things, Radcliffe is set to star in Michael Dowse's rom-com The F Word, which is expected to arrive this year but has yet to lock down a release date. Radcliffe will also be performing in a West End production of the dark comedy Cripple of Inishmaan this summer. Variety says the Frankenstein film is expected to start shooting this fall.