Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FIRST LOOK: Daniel Raddcliffe in "Horns"

We first met Daniel Radcilffe when he was 11 years old. We watched him grow through 8 Harry Potter films and develop into quite the actor. He tackled Equus (in the nude) on the stage, and the moody/eerie The Woman In Black on the screen. Next? Daniel Radcliffe grows horns. 

 In an exclusive first look from Entertainment Weekly we get to see Daniel as Ignatius "Ig" Perry in "Horns". The film is being directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Mirrors, Piranha) and is based on the novel by Joe Hill.

Image Credit: Doane Gregory/Red Granite Pictures
Here's the book's synopsis from Amazon (it's a long one) :

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples. 
At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.
Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.
But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside. . . . 
Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge. . . . It's time the devil had his due. . . 

The film is currently filming in Vancouver and also stars Juno Temple. The film is due out sometime in 2013, but I highly recommend the book. It's really great. Although, I gotta tell you, Daniel Radcliffe is not who I had in mind for the main role. We shall see how it plays out on the big screen.

If you have read Joe Hill's Horns let us know what you think of the casting below.

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