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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Adaptation of Dave Eggers’ ‘You Shall Know Our Velocity’

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Adaptation of Dave Eggers' 'You Shall Know Our Velocity'

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.” 

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