The internet has been abuzz with a recent rumour that Dan had been offered the role of Freddie Mercury in a biopic of his life. Dan spoke to Empire magazine during a recent interview and debunked the reports, saying ”There is no truth to it at all. It’s one of those very, very funny things: it came out of a story in the Daily Star and then you see newspapers like The Guardian using The Star as their source, and it grows and grows [until] it’s ‘Dan Radcliffe is playing Freddie Mercury!’, which I was never going to do. Everyone on the internet who I presume is saying I’m totally wrong for that part is correct. I AM completely wrong for that part!”
Dan went on to say that if he’d seen a rumour that he was playing Iggy Pop, he’d have thought it sounded like fun and would give it a go (not the first time he’s spoken about portraying the performer). (Featured photo credit: The Guardian)
During his promotional duties at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, Dan spoke to FEARnet about his upcoming role as Igor in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein, scripted by Max Landis. Dan anticipates that Landis’s Igor will have a lot more depth than previous versions, and whilst he was unable to give away much about the film, he did say, ”It’s a wild script. It constantly surprises you and it’s great, great fun as well. The relationship between Igor and Victor is one of two young men at the absolute forefront of the technology of their day. Plus it’s a story about them pushing each other further, eventually having to make decisions about their relationship and their morality. I’m really excited about it and very excited to be working with James McAvoy as well.”
Previously scheduled for 8th November, Dan’s film Kill Your Darlings has now been rescheduled to a 6th December release, seven weeks after its UK premiere at the London Film Festival on 17th October (both performances are now sold out).
With the US release date drawing ever nearer, be sure to keep an eye on our September and October dates to remember section (in the home page side bar), so you don’t miss any of Dan’s promotional appearances.
Sony Pictures Classics have launched a website for Dan’s upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, which is released in US cinemas from 16th October, and UK cinemas from 8th November.
Click the image below to be taken to the site and explore images, a trailer, production notes and cast & crew biographies.
Kill Your Darlings will be released in the US in less than a month, and Dan has been booked on to several shows to promote the film (thanks for the info, Sarah!), and given the timing, will most likely also talk about A Young Doctor’s Notebook.
On 30th September he will appear on The Today Show, and Live with Kelly and Michael. He will also record an appearance for The Katie Couric Show. On 4th October, Dan will appear on Ellen.
Kill Your Darlings is released in NY and LA on 16th October, before rolling out across US cinemas from 18th October. It will also premiere in the UK at the BFI London Film Festival on 17th October.
A Young Doctor’s Notebook will air on Ovation from 3rd October.
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