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Video: Daniel Radcliffe drives through hell in 'Horns' trailer

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Daniel Radcliffe is smart, rich, and has a good sense of humor—and all three qualities are evident in Horns, the festival movie based on Joe Hill’s supernatural mystery novel and directed by horror maestro Alexandre Aja.

He’s smart because he’s constantly trying new things, like playing a murder suspect who sprouts devilish horns out of his head. Rich, from all of his Harry Potter money, which allows him to take chances on right-field genre movies without having to check his bank account first. And funny, because Horns is full of clever references to playing The Boy Who Lived for half of his life.

The movie, which co-stars Juno Temple, Heather Graham, and The Social Network‘s Max Minghella, premiered at Toronto last fall and is coming to San Diego’s Comic-Con next week. In the trailer, Radcliffe’s hero, Ig, communes with snakes, has a splitting headache, and drives a Gremlin. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Frankenstein' take: New title, plot details

As anyone who’s read Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel (or seen one of the many film adaptions of the story, now in the public domain) can tell you, the creature most people think of as “Frankenstein” should really be called “Frankenstein’s monster.” 20th Century Fox’s upcoming take on the tale, however, has a title that makes the delineation even clearer: It’s called Victor Frankenstein, emphasizing the man, not the monster.

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Can Daniel Radcliffe bring rom-coms back? -- VIDEO

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As a genre, the romantic comedy has been coasting on fumes for several years. Its last really big box-office hit was Hitch, and that premiered in 2005. What was the last rom-com that you loved enough to see twice? Mine was Knocked Up – which came out seven years ago.

But despite the genre’s recent, sluggish track record, maybe Hollywood should stop trying to reinvent the wheel and instead double down on old-school convention. That seems to be the course of What If, a throwback to the likes of When Harry Met Sally that stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Girl has a boyfriend. Boy and girl become friends. Boy pushes boyfriend out window. You know the rest.

There is something sweet about What If, which screened at the Toronto Film Festival last fall when it was still titled The F Word. Are you willing to risk a blind date on it?

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Daniel Radcliffe talks skinny-dipping (again!) for new rom-com 'What If'

In the upcoming modern rom-com What If (Aug. 1), Daniel Radcliffe trades his wizard robes for jeans — and a bit of nudity.

But prepping for his first romantic lead required more than just dropping his drawers. In the film, from director Michael Dowse (Goon, Take Me Home Tonight), Radcliffe, 24, had to get comfortable acting in modern times. After Harry Potter and period films such as The Woman in Black, What If — about a med-school dropout (Radcliffe) who falls for an already attached art director (Ruby Sparks’ Zoe Kazan) — is Radcliffe’s “first foray into the 21st century,” he notes. To prep, he boned up on his genre faves: When Harry Met Sally…, It Happened One Night, and Arthur with Dudley Moore. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Daniel Radcliffe runs toward 'You Shall Know Our Velocity'; Plus, Bradley Cooper, more

• Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in You Shall Know Our Velocity, based on Dave Eggers‘ best-seller, which tells the story of a a pair of friends — one bookish and awkward and one who fancies himself a ladies man — who resolve to scatter their friend’s ashes among the pyramids. They also decide to give away the $32K insurance payout that they got after their friend was killed to anyone in need. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is set to direct the pic, which is eyeing a spring 2015 shoot. Author Wells Tower adapted the script. [THR] READ FULL STORY

'Kill Your Darlings' director discusses the nude scenes he cut out... and the one he put back on Blu-ray -- EXCLUSIVE

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For Kill Your Darlings, first-time director John Krokidas finagled a spectacular Young Hollywood cast to echo the gathering of Allen Ginsberg and other young Beat poets at Columbia University before they became famous. Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston, and Elizabeth Olsen play the coterie of ambitious free thinkers whose mission to rewrite the rules of literature is dramatically impacted by a real-life murder in 1944.

For the lead role of Ginsberg, Krokidas turned to Radcliffe, who won over the young director by insisting on auditioning even though the Harry Potter star could probably have had the role with just a nod. “We did a couple of scenes from the script and a couple of improvs, and it was just one of those moments where I saw all of these colors come out of him that I hadn’t seen previously in his work [as] the one character that we’d known him for,” says Krokidas. “I just saw the character that I had been writing for so many years come to life in front of me.”

DeHaan plays Lucien Carr, the magnetic but troubled ringleader of the group who catches Ginsberg’s eye — as well as the obsessive devotion of a former mentor, David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall).

The film debuted at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, attracting headlines and causing some clutched pearls as “Harry Potter” portrayed a famous gay man experiencing his intellectual and sexual awakening. Just imagine if Krokidas had kept in the nude scenes that left absolutely nothing to the imagination!

Below, in addition to a deleted scene from the Blu-ray release (out March 18), the young director discusses why DeHaan was the perfect Lucien Carr, which cast member became his unofficial therapist, and why he cut out several instances of male frontal nudity — and which racy scene can be seen on the Blu-ray. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Jake Gyllenhaal to play a Prohibition Era drifter; Plus, Liam Neeson re-teams with Martin Scorsese, more

• Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams will play Prohibition Era lovers (or, potential mates) in Ezekiel Moss. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been attached to direct the pic for some time off of Keith Bunin’s Black List script. The story revolves around Iris (Adams) a widower who runs a boarding house to support her son Joel in a small, religious town. She falls for a drifter, Gyllenhaal’s Ezekiel Moss, who can “channel and physically inhabit the spirits of the dead.” [THR]

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Daniel Radcliffe signs on for next project

From Broadway to the Brooklyn Bridge?

Daniel Radcliffe has signed on for his next movie, a drama about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge directed by Douglas McGrath, EW has confirmed.

Inspired by true events, Brooklyn Bridge centers on inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling (Radcliffe), who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father passes away. Washington’s obsession with the construction threatens his health and to drive his family apart until he discovers he has an improbable ally… his charming and shrewd wife.

In April, Radcliffe will begin a limited run on Broadway in the play The Cripple of Inishmaan. He will next be seen in the romantic comedy The F Word and the horror-thriller Horns, among other projects.

Daniel Radcliffe to play Olympian Sebastian Coe

Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to play Sebastian Coe in the sports drama Gold, EW has confirmed.

Deadline, which first reported the news, notes that the movie will reunite the actor with his The Woman In Black director James Watkins. The story will be based on the book The Perfect Distance, with a script by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Will Davies (How To Train Your Dragon).

The true story centers on the rivalry between Olympic runners Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett; Coe and Ovett started racing against each other in 1972 and were considered two of the fastest middle distance runners in the world. The Perfect Distance book summary states, “As far apart as possible in terms of class and upbringing, their rivalry burned as intense on the track as away from it. The pendulum swung between the pair of them—each breaking the other’s records, and, memorably, triumphing in each other’s events in Moscow in 1980.”

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Daniel Radcliffe explains why his 'Kill Your Darlings' gay sex scene shouldn't shock you, why 'Frankenstein' will be a 'romp' -- VIDEO

The more Daniel Radcliffe promotes his new movie Kill Your Darlings, in select theaters Oct. 16, the more questions he’ll be asked about the gay sex scene he performs playing a young Allen Ginsberg. Speaking with EW editor Jess Cagle during a recent SiriusXM Town Hall, Radcliffe said he knows ‘gay sex scene’ is an easy headline, and he’s okay with that. “It is slightly salacious, but if that gets people to buy a ticket, and they end up seeing a one and a half hour drama about the Beat Generation, then I’m happy with that.” He’s just surprised that more people have been shocked by his turn as a gay man than his performance in the 2007 stage revival of Equus, in which he played a stable boy who blinds six horses in a psychosexual frenzy: “I do feel like going back to all those people, and being like, ‘Why weren’t you more shocked about the sort of sexual religious worship of a horse that my character has in that?’” He’s confident Kill Your Darlings won’t affect his Harry Potter fanbase. “If they stuck with me through Equus, they’re not gonna find a problem with this. And if they are, they’re a really weird type of bigot,” he said, with a laugh. “If they’re like, ‘No, a horse is fine, but gay people I can’t stand.’” Watch the interview excerpt below.

Radcliffe also shared details about his upcoming turn as Igor in Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis’ adaptation of Frankenstein, which he recently started rehearsing with James McAvoy (Victor) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Lorelei). He said Landis has given Igor a backstory, and focuses on two young guys at the forefront of science at a time when people thought they could shape and change nature and be the masters of it. “It’s about two guys who teeter on that line constantly, and one of them, Igor, has to sort of pull Victor back and give him a dose of morality and be his conscience. The peril in the film is whether or not he will be successful in that or whether Victor will just go mad.” Watch that interview excerpt below to hear him describe the script as an adventure, a romp, and the most original one he’s read out a studio since Potter. READ FULL STORY

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