Daniel Radcliffe will reportedly appear in Christopher Monger‘s comedy film The Amateur Photographer.
The ‘Harry Potter’ actor has appeared in a number of plays since he finished filming for the franchise last year. Radcliffe is currently working on Broadway in the musical “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” (opens on March 27) and enclosed the Hammer horror flick The Woman In Black last year which opens October 28th of this year in the UK. The Brit has also aligned another big-screen project — remake based on a Remarque’s anti-war novel “All Quiet on the Western Front.” The production kicks off in the spring of 2012.
Emmy-nominated writer Christopher Monger (HBO’s ‘Temple Grandin’) will direct the film from his own screenplay based on his own novel of the same name (as well as for his 1995 comedy/romance The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain). Ted Hope and Anne Carey will co-produce the film, alongside former actress Karen Montgomery.
Variety reports that he would play a young amateur photographer in a sleepy town in New England in the 1970s, drafted in by residents to capture their ‘most intimate moments’ on camera and ends up battling “local authorities while bringing a bit of a velvet revolution to the community.”
The 21-year-old actor admitted he is eager to change people’s perceptions of him:
I’m sure some people will see me forever as Harry Potter and I’m fine with that. There will be others that are willing to see me in different roles. And hopefully, if I keep choosing diverse and challenging stuff, people will let that image go,’
There’s no talk of when “The Amateur Photographer” could go before cameras. But “How To Succeed In Business” is currently booking until November, so it’s reasonably predictable that the end of this year is the earliest time, unless some problems arise. It seems like this is a decent enough comedy-drama for Radcliffe to make his U.S. debut on.
Are you happy Radcliffe has graduated past “Potter” into diverse types of movies?