Daniel Radcliffe is having a go at a Dave Eggers’ adaptation, “You Shall Know Our Velocity.” Radcliffe will star as the the bookish Will, opposite a yet uncast co-lead to play Will’s more gregarious and skirt-chasing buddy Hand, who embark on worldwide excursion to give the $32,000 insurance fallout from their friend’s death to those in dire need.
Peter Sollett (“Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist,” “Raising Victor Vargas”) is at the helm, with production eyeing a start next spring. Wells Tower penned the adaptation.
The film marks Radcliffe’s sixth since he wrapped his decade-long, adolescence-spanning “Harry Potter” franchise: 2012’s horror hit “The Woman in Black”: Beat generation mystery drama “Kill Your Darlings”; “What If,” an indie rom-com opposite Zoe Kazan originally titled “The F Word”; “Horns,” where Radcliffe plays a man who sprouts horns in the aftermath of his girlfriend’s death; and “Frankenstein,” where Radcliffe plays the bumbling Igor to James McAvoy’s Herr Doktor of the title.
Meanhwhile, Eggers has another novel getting the big screen treatment: Tom Tykwer is directing Tom Hanks in “A Hologram for the King.”