We reported last week that the last Harry Potter film had wrapped principal photography and now the star of that popular film series is going to war for his first post-Potter project. Variety is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe has been set to star in a remake of the 1930 Oscar winner for Best Picture, All Quiet on the Western Front.
Radcliffe will portray the lead character Paul Baumer, a German World War II soldier fighting in France. Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson wrote the script and will produce the film as well through their production company, Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment.
"Daniel brings a vulnerability and innocence to Paul. When we realized how much he loved the script we were really excited because we know he can tap into the delicate balance between intensity and believability that is critical for this demanding role."
It doesn't seem that a director has been chose as of yet, but the site reports that the film will likely start shooting in 2012 after Radcliffe's commitment to the Broadway play "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" ends in 2011. The original 1930 version of All Quiet on the Western Front, based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on this project as soon as we have more information.