With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band, Grassy Spark

Angelina Jolie was reportedly questioned by the FBI for four hours over the Brad Pitt private plane incident

Daniel Radcliffe and Ben Kingsley will play father and son in new movie

2014-09-18 03:00

Los Angeles - Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson have joined the cast of Brooklyn Bridge.

Douglas McGrath has written and will direct the historical drama which has been inspired by true events during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the 19th century.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been confirmed as the lead character, Washington Roebling, who was an inexperienced civil engineer challenged with the immense task of overseeing the bridge's construction.

The announcement of Kingsley and Larson's castings comes months after speculation that Radcliffe would be appearing as the protagonist first began.

Iron Man 3 villain Ben Kingsley will play the father of Radcliffe's character, Roebling Sr., who drew up the plans for the bridge, while 24-year-old 21 Jump Street actress Larson plays Washington's long-suffering wife, Emily Roebling.

It is believed that the film will pay close attention to Washington and Emily's relationship, with Larson's character contributing to the completion of the bridge after Washington sustains several injuries.

Pascal Degove - Goldcrest Films managing director - said: "This is a film that distributors are really excited about."

He continued: "That this enthusiasm is shared by a highly commercial blend of acclaimed contemporary talent and acting royalty is really a testament to Doug's script and his extraordinary strength as a filmmaker."

The movie which will be filmed in the spring will be financed by Goldcrest Films and produced by Rose Ganguzza and Christine Vachon.

Read more on:    daniel radcliffe  |  movies  |  celebrities

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Channel24 interviews SA director, Oliver Schmitz, about his new film, Shepherds and Butchers. Read More »
Add your review

Here's a first look at Tumisho Masha as Nelson Mandela in Mandela's Gun. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.