Daniel Radcliffe Attached to All Quiet on the Western Front

Having spent several days staring at the entry for the upcoming remake of All Quiet on the Western Front on imdb.com, and wondering where the casting news it was showing could possibly have come from, we have reliable confirmation.

Variety.com is now reporting that:

Daniel Radcliffe will play the lead role of Paul in an updated version of the Oscar-winning Best Picture “All Quiet on the Western Front.”

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

Based on the World War I novel by Erich Maria Remarque, “All Quiet on the Western Front” was first adapted for the bigscreen in 1930 by Lewis Mileston, who later took home the Oscar for Best Picture.

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.”

Shooting on “Western Front” will begin in spring 2012.

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