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Casting Watch: Daniel Radcliffe to Grow 'Horns' in Supernatural Thriller

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 13, 2012 at 2:20PM

After the box office success of Gothic ghost story "The Woman in Black," it makes sense that Harry-Potter-no-more Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in another supernatural thriller, "Horns," from director Alexander Aja...
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Daniel Radcliffe

After the box office success of Gothic ghost story "The Woman in Black," it makes sense that Harry-Potter-no-more Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in another supernatural thriller, "Horns," from director Alexander Aja ("The Hills Have Eyes").

"Horns" is based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill. It follows a young man (Radcliffe) who is fingered as suspect No. 1 for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. When he awakens one morning to discover Lucifer-like horns growing out of his forehead, he slowly understands he has the power to drive people to dark confessions. This works out well for him as he's able to free himself from the accusations and go looking for the true killer.

Red Granite Pictures and Mandalay Pictures will co-produce; production is set to kick off this fall.

This article is related to: Daniel Radcliffe, CASTING WATCH, News, Thriller


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.