Daniel Radcliffe continues to make smart post-Potter movie decisions with his latest role. According to Variety, the actor is currently attached to star as the lead in the new adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front. The film is based on the novel of the same name, which was published in 1929 and written by Erich Maria Remarque.
All Quiet on the Western Front was first adapted for the big screen in 1930 by Lewis Mileston and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar that year. The story takes place during World War I and centers on a young soldier named Paul Bäumer, whom Radcliffe will play. It focuses on the changes he and his colleagues go through while fighting in the war. There’s a lot of emotionally charged material for Radcliffe to tackle, which includes scenes of sorrow, discontent, and even rage.
The film will be produced by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson with the latter also penning the screenplay. According to Stokell,
“Daniel brings a vulnerability and innocence to Paul. When we realized how much he loved the script we were really excited because we know he can tap into the delicate balance between intensity and believability that is critical for this demanding role.”
It’s time for Radcliffe to take his career to the next level. After Harry Potter’s run comes to a complete stop it will be interesting to see what type of acting challenges its stars take on.
What do you think of Radcliffe starring in All Quiet on The Western Front?