Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Brooklyn Bridge

Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Brooklyn Bridge

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Goldcrest Films to take the story of the engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge to EFM.

Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in Brooklyn Bridge, the true story of brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of New York's Brooklyn Bridge following the death of his father.

Set in the late 19th century, the Harry Potter star will play Roebling, besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, whose obsession threatens his health and to drive his family apart until his wife Emily comes to his aid.

Goldcrest Films will finance, distribute and sell all international rights to the feature, which will be directed by Douglas McGrath - best known for directing Gwyneth Paltrow in Emma and Truman Capote biopic Infamous.

McGrath also wrote the screenplay and the film will be produced by Christine Vachon for Killer Films and by Rose Ganguzza. Executive producers are Goldcrest's Nick Quested and Pascal Degove together with Jill Samuels.

The film is set to shoot in August 2014 and subsequent casting announcements, including the lead actress, are expected in the coming weeks. …

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