Oct 31, 2013

Daniel Radcliffe will be an Olympic champion

Daniel Radcliffe has signed a contract to participate in the filming of a biography of Gold tells of the double Olympic champion in the women's 1,500 meters Sebastian Coe.

Biopic will be based on the work of British sports journalist Pat Butcher "The ideal distance. Ovett and Coe: record rivalry" According to press reports, the author of the picture will become a consultant.

Tape will tell the life story of Coe preceding the Moscow Olympics in 1980. Also in the "Gold" will be touched upon confrontation Coe and other athletes, special attention will be paid to his rivalry with the famous runner Steve Ovett.

Movie is directed by James Watkins, who was already imbued with a new project:

I do not understand the beauty of the story, until he decided to explore their past. They are both fantastic athletes are completely different people. They are found only on the track, almost never in my life.

By the way, Watkins has previously worked with Radcliffe on the movie "The Woman in Black", where the actor played the lead role.

Work on a new project due to start in April next year. Filming will take place in the UK and Russia.

Daniel Radcliffe
Sebastian Coe, 1984