In a clear (and very wise) effort to prove he can play things other than a boy wizard, Daniel Radcliffe has revealed plans to follow up his on-stage, "HOLY CRAP, HARRY POTTER'S NAKED!" star turn in Equus next year with a starring role in a World War I-themed television movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Radcliffe will play Jack Kipling in My Boy Jack, an ITV film based on a play by David Haig (who will also appear in the movie, playing Rudyard Kipling). The play is based on a real event in Kipling's life: he used his connections to get his 17-year-old son into the Irish Guards, "even though his son had been turned down for health reasons by the military many times before." You can see where this is going, can't you? Yep, Jack goes missing, and his body is never found. My Lord that's depressing -- I'm guessing this one is going to be a hardcore, stiff-upper-lip tear-jerker.

Though it's unlikely the movie will ever air here in the U.S., I'm sure if it does well you American Potterites will at least be able to pick up a U.K. DVD of the thing (assuming you've already got that region-free player, of course).
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