Daniel Radcliffe will win an Oscar, eventually. He's driven, he's eclectic, he's riding Leonardo DiCaprio-esque blockbuster momentum that he's happy to cash in for provocative material, and, most importantly, he's good. And getting better. Holding his own against Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes for a decade certainly helped.
Based on the talent assembled for his latest project, Radcliffe's time could be coming sooner than later. Goldcrest Films announced today that Sir Ben Kinglsey (“Schindler's List”) and Brie Larson (“Short Term 12”) will join Radcliffe in Killer Films' “Brooklyn Bridge,” the story of engineer Washington Roebling and his calamitous road to realizing New York City's iconic structure. Radcliffe will play Roebling, who inherits the Brooklyn Bridge project from his father (Kinglsey) and finds an unlikely working partner in his wife, Emily (Larson).
Radcliffe's costars provide an awards-friendly bedrock for “Brooklyn Bridge.” Kinglsey is a four-time Oscar nominee, picking up a Best Actor win for his work in Richard Attenborough's “Gandhi.” Larson has not slowed down since earning rave reviews and an Indie Spirit Nomination for “Short Term 12” last year; she'll next be seen in Rupert Wyatt's “Gambler” remake due by year's end, Judd Apatow's “Trainwreck,” and “Room,” what should prove to be a one-woman star vehicle from “Frank” director Lenny Abrahamson.
“Brooklyn Bridge” writer-director Douglas McGrath arrives with his own accolades, too: Before helming “Emma,” “Nicholas Nickleby” and “Infamous,” McGrath penned “Bullets Over Broadway” with Woody Allen.
“Brooklyn Bridge” is scheduled to shoot in Spring 2015.