Dan Radcliffe to star in upcoming All Quiet on the Western Front remake

Variety is reporting that Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will take the lead role in a remake of the Oscar-winning Best Picture “All Quiet on the Western Front”:

The WWI drama tells the story of Paul Baumer (Radcliffe), a young German soldier fighting in the trenches of France.

Producing duo Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson wrote the script and will produce through their Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment production shingle.

Says 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.”

The film is set to begin filming in Spring 2012.  Congrats, Dan!