Daniel Radcliffe for Tokyo Vice
Published 02/05/2013 | 18:46
Daniel Radcliffe is set to play an investigative journalist who gets on the wrong side of Japanese mobsters in Tokyo Vice.
The Harry Potter star has signed up to star in the thriller which will be directed by music video and commercials director Anthony Mandler from a script by playwright JT Rogers, Deadline reported.
Daniel will play American reporter Jake Adelstein in the true story, based on Adelstein's memoirs, of how he got caught up with yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto, dubbed the "John Gotti of Japan" while working for the Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper in Tokyo.
Adelstein was the crime reporter for the paper and while investigating and eventually exposing the notorious gangster faced great danger and death threats.
Adelstein, who will be working with Rogers on the screen adaptation, is still an investigative reporter who writes for The Daily Beast, The Japan Times and The Atlantic Wire.
Daniel is currently in rehearsals to star in Martin McDonagh's The Cripple Of Inishmaan on the West End stage in June.
He recently finished filming horror film Horns, the romantic comedy The F Word, and has just signed on to star in new film Frankenstein.