If fans of Dan Radcliffe weren’t already convinced that he’s moved on to juicier, more adult roles, a screening of the indie film “Horns” should do the trick. Recently announced as part of the programming for the Vanguard category, the film will play at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
In Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, Dan plays a man who wakes up after a night of drinking only to discover that he has sprouted horns which can put people into a trance and allow them to “voice their most unspeakable thoughts”. The description may sound like a funny movie, but the plot seems to be very dark. Dan’s character, Ignatius Perrish, stands accused of murdering his on-screen girlfriend, played by Juno Temple, so expect the film to be intense.
In addition to the thriller “Horns”, a Gala Presentation of Dan’s film, ”Kill Your Darlings” will also play at TIFF. Other films starring Harry Potter alum that will be screened are: “Belle” with Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), “Gravity” by Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron, and “The Love Punch” with Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney).
To see the entire lineup in the Vanguard category, which “plunges (viewers) into a confrontational and unnerving world that sometimes comes a bit too close to reality for comfort”, visit the TIFF website.