"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has landed his first role in a TV drama, according to Variety.
The adolescent actor will play Jack, son of British author Rudyard Kipling, in the Ecosse Films production My Boy Jack.
The story recounts how Kipling used his influence to get his 17-year-old son an officer's commission in the British army during WWI despite Jack's poor eyesight.
Jack never returned from the French trenches, and Kipling and his wife spent years looking for his body.
"For many people my age, the First World War is just a topic in a history book," Radcliffe said. "But I've always been fascinated by the subject and think it's as relevant today as it ever was, with young men still sacrificing their lives in the name of war."
The ITV television-movie will likely air next fall on flagship web ITV1.
Kipling is played by the film's writer, David Haig, who initially created the story for a legit production at Hampstead Theater in London.