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Daniel Radcliffe starring in Sebastian Coe movie "Gold" this spring
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Written by Red   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 08:21

Daniel Radcliffe's newest project will be the biopic on Olympian Sebastian Coe in the movie 'Gold', The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

Daniel Radcliffe is to play Sebastian Coe, a man famous to one generation of Brits as a Olympic gold medalist middle distance runner and another generation for overseeing the London Olympics 2012 as chairman of the Games' organizing committee. 

Radcliffe will star as the athlete-turned-Olympic tsar in the film Gold, written by Oscar winning scribe Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Will Davies (How To Train Your Dragon).

The project will be directed by James Watkins, who directed Radcliffe in the box office horror smash Woman In Black.

The script tells the story of Coe’s world-famous rivalry with fellow athlete Steve Ovett in the years leading up to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.

Gold is based on the acclaimed book The Perfect Distance by Pat Butcher, who also acts as a consultant on the project.

It is aiming to shoot in the U.K. and Russia in April next year.