Daniel Radcliffe Scores Lead Role in “Gold”

Posted Wednesday October 30, 2013 9:40 AM GMT

He’s one of the most diverse actors of his generation, and Daniel Radcliffe is gearing up to enter the world of (movie) politics.

The “Harry Potter” star will play British politician and former track and field star Sebastian Coe in the forthcoming James Watkins flick “Gold.”

Per the synopsis, “Sebastian Coe, obsessive and nurtured, is a quiet loner driven to the limit of endeavor by his ambitious father. Steve Ovett, effortless and natural, is a confident joker and outsider, fighting to prove himself in an elitist world.”

“Both are fueled by rivalry but burdened by the weight of expectation and fear of failure. Lovers, family loyalties and the human spirit are tested to breaking point in a relentless race for glory. Inspired by a crescendo of real-life events – this is a movie about winning, losing and the pursuit of immortality.”

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