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article imageDaniel Radcliffe confirmed to star in 'Gold'

By Andrew Ellis     Oct 31, 2013 in Entertainment
London - Daniel Radcliffe is heading to the Olympics. The 1980 Olympic Games to be exact. Many sources confirmed that he will portray runner Sebastian Coe in the movie, "Gold."
According to Variety, "Gold" will tell the story of the rivalry between Coe and fellow runner Steve Ovett leading up to the 1980 Games in Moscow.
With a screenplay written by Simon Beauford and Will Davies, the project, based on Pat Butcher's book "The Perfect Distance," will have Radcliffe teaming back up with "The Woman in Black" director, James Watkins, according to BBC News.
The project, which was developed by BBC Films, the British Film Institute, and AL Films, will be produced by Joanna Anderson, Vicky Licorish, and Kevin Loader, according to Variety. The head of BBC Films, Christine Langan, will serve as executive producer.
When talking to ScreenDaily about the movie, Langan said, "Compelling, funny and moving, Gold is a gem of a story and BBC Films is proud to be participating in bringing it to an international audience."
The Guardian reported that production is set to being in the UK and Russia in April of next year.
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