Daniel Radcliffe goes horror (again) in “Horns”

Daniel Radcliffe in Horns

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise, The Woman in Black) has signed on to star in the supernatural fantasy/thriller Horns which will be directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, High Tension) from an adapted screenplay by Keith Bunin (“In Treatment”).

Horns, based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance, and follows 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 own head and soon realizes 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.

Joe Hill: HornsThis rock and roll infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people, and what the loss of true love can do to a man. The widely acclaimed book was on the New York Times best seller list for six weeks, and has become an international bestseller as well.

Director Alex Aja sees Horns as a character driven metaphysical and emotional fable with the structural bones of a mystery/revenge thriller. He 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.”

Horns is a wildly unique thriller that’s ripe for the big screen,” said co-producers Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland. “Daniel is an amazing talent who will deliver a gripping performance with Alex at the helm.

Additional casting is underway as principal photography is slated to begin this fall. This sounds like it could be a very interesting role for Radcliffe. If he left any doubts, after The Woman in Black, about his commitment to shed his Harry Potter past, then Horns should surely put them to rest.

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