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‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Dark Drama ‘Horns’

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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down to discuss his role in the upcoming drama Horns, according to the Examiner.

In order to separate himself from the role that made him an international star, Radcliffe has recently accepted a number of un-Potter parts. In addition to appearing naked in the stage production of Equus a few years back, the actor has accepted the part in the upcoming horror movie Horns.

“It was both incredibly dark — like really dark and violent, and full of classic horror stuff — but also it has a very dry sense of humor,” Daniel Radcliffe explained to The Province. ”

In Horns, the Harry Potter alum stars as Ig Perrish, a man who awakens one morning to find a set of horns are growing out of his head. To make matters worse, the guy is now the prime suspect in the girl’s grisly murder. Internet Movie Database lists the movie as as containing horror, fantasy, and drama elements.

“It’s a metamorphosis story, but the thing that excited me was that tonally it wasn’t like anything I had read,” Radcliffe explained.

The film will be directed by Alexandre Aja, the man responsible for bringing the Piranha, The Hills Have Eyes, and Mirrors remakes to moviegoers over the past few years.

According to E! Online, Daniel Radcliffe will star alongside Mad Men’s Jon Hamm in the four-part miniseries A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a semi-autobiographical tale based on short stories by playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Radcliffe and Hamm will play the same character at different stages in life.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook is currently slated to air in the UK this December. Unfortunately for stateside Radcliffe fans, a US release date has not been announced as of this writing.

Horns, which also stars Juno Temple and James Remar, will see the inside of a darkened theater sometime next year. Do you still associate Daniel Radcliffe with his role as Harry Potter?

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12 Responses to “‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Dark Drama ‘Horns’”

  1. Ryan Murphy

    The last few Harry potter movies were dark drama/horror. If he wants to do something really different, he needs to do a comedy. Maybe team up with Simon Pegg and his crew.

  2. Arlander Lowry

    I wouldn't say they were 'horror.' They were more along the lines of drama/fantasy. Fantasy can have gruesome scenes but not count as horror.

  3. Anonymous

    He killed the H.P franchise because he didn't want to be know as the kid that was harry potter.Personally feel he is a tool.millions of fans now wont get any more H.P books due to him.

  4. Nick Mehler

    wtf. that would be up to jk rowling if we got another book you tool.

  5. Anonymous

    Realistically? Yes, I do think of him as HP still. In a sense, he became typecast as that character, because it was the meat of his early career.

  6. Anonymous

    I honestly refer to him as Daniel Radcliffe, although of course I'll always know him for his Harry Potter role, cause well it was awesome.

  7. Anonymous

    I was in NYC last Oct. with a friend and we had the pleasure of meeting Daniel and John Larroquette backstage after a performance of How to Succeed in Business. Both Daniel and John were very sweet. When Daniel found out the young lady I was with happened to be a widow, he went and got a piece of paper and wrote down the name of a poem called Remember and the name of the poet, Christina Georgina Rossetti, 1830 to 1894. He said this poem might help her deal with her grief. It is a lovely poem. I was so impressed that a young 22 year old could show so much compassion for a stranger. We had pictures taken and I asked for a hug and kiss and got both. It's a wonderful memory.

  8. Bernadette Pryor

    Give Dan a break. He is so wealthy that he never has to work. But, he wants to work and he's trying to get past HP. Its nice to see someone in his generation with a good work ethic. His parents raised a good kid.