Daniel Radcliffe Tapped to Play Villain in Sandra Bullock Film “The Lost City of D”

Moving far away from playing the titular hero of the Harry Potter film series, Daniel Radcliffe is continuing his prolific acting career by signing on to play the villain in a new romantic comedy action-adventure film titled The Lost City of D, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum as the two leads.

The Lost City of D will be directed by brothers Aaron and Adam Nee from a script written by Dana Fox. Fox also cowrote the upcoming 101 Dalmatians spinoff/prequel Cruella for Disney. The Paramount Pictures film will be produced by Bullock with her production company Fortis Films, Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions, and Seth Gordon through Exhibit A. Gordon also came up with the idea on which the script is based. The film follows Bullock as a romance novelist who goes on a book tour with the cover model of her latest work, played by Tatum. A botched kidnapping attempt forces them into a thrilling jungle journey.

Though it’s unlikely Dan will ever escape the shadow of Harry Potter, it’s definitely not for lack of trying. Even during his tenure as the Boy Who Lived, Dan was already attempting to expand his horizons when he starred in the stage play Equus between Potter films. In the years following Potter, Dan has built up a lengthy and varied résumé spanning stage, television, and films, having starred in the haunted house horror The Woman in Black, the nutty film adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns, and the bizarre Swiss Army Man, just to name a few. Dan’s most recent endeavors include the action-comedy Guns Akimbo and the thriller Escape from Pretoria, which is based on anti-apartheid activist Tim Jenkin’s real-life prison escape. Dan would later refer to Escape from Pretoria as “a win” because it was a “labor of love not just for [him] but [also] for many, many people for a long time.” Unwilling to neglect the small screen, Dan has also busied himself with the TBS comedy Miracle Workers, for which a Season 3 was announced last year with Dan returning.

 

In season one of “Miracle Workers,” Daniel Radcliffe played Craig Bog, an angel who works in the Department of Answered Prayers for Heaven Inc.

In Season 1 of “Miracle Workers,” Daniel Radcliffe played Craig Bog, an angel who works in the Department of Answered Prayers for Heaven Inc.

 

Dan isn’t known for playing the villain in movies, having only played the bad guy once before, in Now You See Me 2. How do you think he’ll go about playing the villain in The Lost City of D? Being that it’s more a romantic comedy, do you think he’ll be more so a comedic bad guy or someone more sinister? Which do you think he’d be good at? Do you think Potter fans will cheekily call the film Lost City of Dan? Let us know in the comments.

 

The Lost City of D is set to be released on April 15, 2022.

 

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Adam Poncharoensub

"Hogwarts is my home!" is a phrase that I've uttered more times than any sane person should (and my long-suffering friends can attest to it.) For as long as I can remember, I've always found myself escaping reality into the wizarding world to feel at peace. Instead, I'm more likely wandering the suburbs of South Florida shouting choice "Harry Potter" and Batman quotes at unsuspecting victims.