Daniel Radcliffe is attached to play Sebastian Coe in Gold, which is scheduled to begin filming January-March 2015. The script is by Simon Beaufoy and Will Davies, and will be directed by Dan’s The Woman in Black director, James Watkins.
Sebastian Coe (Daniel Radcliffe), obsessive and nurtured, is a quiet loner driven to the limit of endeavour by his ambitious father.
Steve Ovett, effortless and natural, is a confident joker and outsider, fighting to prove himself in an elitist world. Both are fuelled by rivalry but burdened by the weight of expectation and fear of failure. Lovers, family loyalties and the human spirit are tested to breaking point in a relentless race for glory. Inspired by a crescendo of real-life events – a movie about winning, losing and the pursuit of immortality.
Gold is provisionally scheduled for release sometime in the first quarter of 2016.