Daniel Radcliffe Will Lead Crime Thriller Tokyo Vice

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While Emma Watson is certainly doing some interesting work in her post-Harry Potter career, you can also say that the boy wizard himself, Daniel Radcliffe, is making equally exciting choices with his recent tendency for dark and mature roles.

First, we saw him do some horror work in The Woman In Black. Then there was Kill Your Darlings, which made quite a splash at Sundance back in January. Radcliffe has also signed on to star in Horns, a film that has him playing a man accused of rape and murder. And how can we forget about the upcoming adaptation of Frankenstein that the actor may be involved in.

So, Mr. Radcliffe has been keeping very busy and it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon. Today we’re hearing that the young actor has taken the lead role in Tokyo Vice, which is based on Jake Adelstein’s memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.

Radcliffe will play Adelstein, an America reporter who found himself mixed up with the Yakuza. Check out the full plot summary below:

Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal corruption, and of course, the yakuza. But when his final scoop exposed a scandal that reverberated all the way from the neon soaked streets of Tokyo to the polished Halls of the FBI and resulted in a death threat for him and his family, Adelstein decided to step down. Then, he fought back. In Tokyo Vice he delivers an unprecedented look at Japanese culture and searing memoir about his rise from cub reporter to seasoned journalist with a price on his head.

Anthony Mandler will be in the director seat for this one and will be making his directorial debut, after heading up numerous commercials and music videos. Scripting duties will be handled by Adelstein and playwright J.T. Rogers.

I’m a fan of Daniel Radcliffe. I didn’t see much in him during his time as Harry Potter but I think he’s matured a lot and I’m happy to see him taking on these interesting roles. Tokyo Vice sounds like a great project with some excellent source material to go off of. Plus, now that Radcliffe is on board, I’m sure some other attractive names will sign on too.

As always, we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime though, let us know what you think of Daniel Radcliffe joining Tokyo Vice.