Daniel Radcliffe to play slain photojournalist

January 1st, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has beaten Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom to bag the lead role in a new film about a slain photojournalist.

Radcliffe will be seen playing a photographer named Dan Eldon in Journey, a film on the Somalian civil war.

Eldon was one of the four journalists who were stoned to death by a mob in the African country in 1993.

According to Eldon’s mum Kathy, Radcliffe was the perfect choice to play her son.

“We resisted a lot of older actors because Dan was a boy emerging into manhood,” Contactmusic quoted Kathy, as saying.

The movie is based on a compilation of Eldons journals. (ANI)

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