Image Credit: Patrick RedmondDaniel Radcliffe isn’t wasting any time leaping into the next stage of his career. According to Variety, the 20-year-old, who recently wrapped the eighth and final Harry Potter film, has agreed to star in a remake of the anti-war classic, All Quiet on the Western Front. The original 1930 film, based on the World War I novel by German veteran Erich Maria Remarque, became the first non-musical “talkie” to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Filming on the remake, produced and written by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson, won’t begin until 2012, after Radcliffe completes his Broadway run of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Radcliffe played a World War I soldier in PBS’ 2008 movie, My Boy Jack (pictured), but are Harry Potter fans ready to make the leap with Radcliffe from Quidditch to the deadly trenches of the Great War? And since the project still hasn’t announced a director, is there someone from the Potter universe who might be ideal to lead Radcliffe into battle? Mike Newell? David Yates?
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