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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Adaptation of Dave Eggers' 'You Shall Know Our Velocity'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 19, 2014 at 1:48PM

Daniel Radcliffe is having a go at a Dave Eggers' adaptation, "You Shall Know Our Velocity." Radcliffe will star as the the bookish Will, opposite a yet uncast co-lead to play Will's more gregarious and skirt-chasing buddy Hand, who embark on worldwide excursion to give the $32,000 insurance fallout from their friend's death to those in dire need.
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Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is having a go at a Dave Eggers' adaptation, "You Shall Know Our Velocity." Radcliffe will star as the the bookish Will, opposite a yet uncast co-lead to play Will's more gregarious and skirt-chasing buddy Hand, who embark on worldwide excursion to give the $32,000 insurance fallout from their friend's death to those in dire need.

Peter Sollett ("Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist," "Raising Victor Vargas") is at the helm, with production eyeing a start next spring. Wells Tower penned the adaptation.

The film marks Radcliffe's sixth since he wrapped his decade-long, adolescence-spanning "Harry Potter" franchise: 2012's horror hit "The Woman in Black": Beat generation mystery drama "Kill Your Darlings"; "What If," an indie rom-com opposite Zoe Kazan originally titled "The F Word"; "Horns," where Radcliffe plays a man who sprouts horns in the aftermath of his girlfriend's death; and "Frankenstein," where Radcliffe plays the bumbling Igor to James McAvoy's Herr Doktor  of the title.

Meanhwhile, Eggers has another novel getting the big screen treatment: Tom Tykwer is directing Tom Hanks in "A Hologram for the King." 

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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.