When it came time to move on from Hogwarts and live in a post-Potter world, no one was quicker to distance himself from that franchise than star Daniel Radcliffe. He’s done a number of projects since ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ that are vastly different from his role of the Boy Who Lived. He’s taken to the stage in shows like ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’ while appearing in movies such as ‘The Woman In Black’, ‘The F Word’, and ‘Kill Your Darlings’, where he plays the iconic Allen Ginsberg. He’s even lined up to play Igor in an upcoming adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’. Now, at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, his new film ‘Horns’ is debuting and for those of us who couldn’t make it to the Great White North, we now have a chance to get a glimpse at it.
Directed by Alexandre Aja of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and ‘Piranha 3D’ based on the novel by Joe Hill, ‘Horns’ follows Ig Perrish, a man who wakes up with strange horns on his head after his girlfriend played by Juno Temple was brutally murdered. While he learns that he’s the prime suspect in the murder, he discovers that the horns give him some sort of power that makes people tell him the truth. With this newfound power, he hopes to find out who really committed the murder.
Though the film has been wrapped since December, we have yet to get a trailer. However, in preparation for it’s debut at TIFF, Entertainment Weekly has shared some exclusive still from the film. You can check them out below:
While the movie was still filming, ET Canada visited the set to chat with Radcliffe about the role. In the video below from Cinemablend, the actor talks about what his character goes through, how the horns come into play, what he did to prepare for the role, and what the meaning of the film really is:
Sure, Radcliffe has played a character that’s used to strange pains on his forehead, but this is a bit of a departure from the Gryffindor common room. So what do you think of the actor’s latest project, ‘Horns’? Will you be keeping an eye out for it once it wraps up it’s time on the festival circuit and goes for a wider release? Sound off in the comments.