Report: Dan Radcliffe Attached to Remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front"
June 22, 2010, 07:23 PM
There is a report online this evening from Variety, which notes that Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe, has been attatched to the remake of the war-time film, "All Quiet on the Western Front." The paper is reporting that Mr. Radcliffe will be playing the lead role of Paul Baumer in the film, which garnered the Best Picture statue in 1930 at the Academy Awards. The report continues:
Producing duo Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson wrote the script and will produce through their Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment production shingle.
Says Stokell, "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."
Production on "All Quiet on the Western Front" is slated to being in the spring of 2012.
While this is indeed exciting news, Leaky is working to confirm the story with reps for Mr. Radcliffe and will bring you more info when we have it.
Good luck, Dan!
Okay this is great for Dan! cant wait to see him in something fresh :D
Also, HP remakes will never happen, and if they did, they could never match the originals
Yay for Dan! :) Good luck!
btw, on HP remakes, judging by the amount of money HP rakes in, they probably will happen, but not for about 50 years or so.
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think Dan will do very well in this role. He was so amazing in “My Boy Jack.”
A very grim book though — Dan will be excellent.
An amendment to the comment I made yesterday:
I’m not so sure this is a re-make of a film as much as a
re-adaptation of a book.
I just wish Dan would do another film ..of some kind .. before he
does the play HOW2$ next year.
I’m glad he’s getting work! Many of these child actors only work on the movie that made them stars and once they’re done they fall off the face of the earth.
i never read the book, but if dan is playing i’ll read it
Good luck and congrats! I’m sure you’ll do great!
How wonderful for Dan! I knew he would have no trouble finding acting roles post Potter. We are going to see a lot of him for many, many years. I think Dan will be perfect for this role. I remember him from My Boy Jack. I remember watching that movie and the end was so sad, I remember crying and feeling so depressed. But on a good note, Dan did his job and did it brilliantly! He made his character believable and brought the movie to life. I wish him the very best with all his new projects!
I remembered this film as a silent film. However, checking on it, I see that there was a silent and a non-silent version. Since it was made in 1930, a lot of theaters hadn’t been converted for sound. As far as remakes go, this isn’t a movie that most people have even seen, so I don’t think that too many people will have a basis for comparison. Those who are students of film may, but it could be a very interesting discussion.
yay! i always love to see dan in films, he’s pretty talented for only really playing Harry for the past 10 years, i know he’s been in a few other things but still glad to see dan will still be getting roles :)
He was wonderful in “My Boy Jack” maybe that is why the script was offered to him. He is an excellent actor and his range is improving all the time. Consider the mega leap between Equis and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, abject drama to singing and comedy. Now there is a stretch and he will be wonderful. However they rewrite the script one would hope they stick to the period of the piece.