After wrapping "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", Daniel Radcliffe is ready to take a role in a more serious movie. The British star is on board to play in "All Quiet on the Western Front", an updated version of the Oscar-winning picture of the same title, Boffo on Variety reported.
Daniel will play major character Paul Baumer, a German soldier fighting in the trenches of France during World War I. Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson write the script beside serving as producers for the drama. Shooting, meanwhile, is expected to begin in 2012 after Daniel wraps a 2011 Broadway stint on "How to Succeed Without Really Trying."
"Daniel brings a vulnerability and innocence to Paul," Ian says about the young actor. "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."
"All Quiet on the Western Front" is based on the World War I novel by Erich Maria Remarque "Im Westen nichts Neues". The book was first adapted into film feature in 1930 by Lewis Mileston, who also got an Oscar for Best Director through the movie.
Daniel Radcliffe who shot to stardom after playing Harry Potter in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" will reprise his role in the last two movies of the franchise; "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" which will come out in the U.S. on November 19 and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" which is due July 15, 2011.