Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Daniel Radcliffe Flexes New Muscles With 'Horns' 'There's nothing really, I think, that can be so exciting to an actor as an original idea,' the actor tells MTV News about his upcoming dark fantasy. By Josh Wigler (@RoundHoward) , with reporting by Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) (MTV)
Daniel Radcliffe is ready to return to the fantasy game, but in a very different way than you've seen him before. Cast aside your notions of lightning bolt scars, golden snitches and other Hogwarts staples, in other words — because "Horns" is as far away from "Harry Potter" as it possibly gets.
Directed by "The Hills Have Eyes" helmer Alexandre Aja, "Horns," based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, centers on a young man (Radcliffe) who is the prime suspect in the brutal killing of his girlfriend. One morning, he wakes up with a horrific hangover and a set of horns growing out of his head. He quickly leans that the horns have the ability to force people to confess their darkest sins. With this new power in tow, the newly-horned man sets off to put his skills to the test and find out who really killed his girlfriend.
"The script is so good, the story," Radcliffe told MTV News recently about why he was attracted to the film, which starts shooting this fall. "There's nothing really, I think, that can be so exciting to an actor as an original idea. It's an original idea that's tackled in an original, fresh and vibrant way."
"There are opportunities, especially at the beginning of the script, for some very dark humor," he continued. "It's a script that, as it goes on, becomes really very emotional. It has the potential to be very moving and kind of heartbreaking, really."
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