Daniel Racliffe to play Seb Coe in Gold

Reuniting with director James Watkins

 

Daniel Radcliffe is set to hit the track, with the star confirmed to play Seb Coe in Gold, a sporting biopic from BBC Films.

The new film will chart the rivalry between Coe and his fellow middle-distance runner Steve Ovett, which reached boiling point at the Moscow Olympics of 1980.

Radcliffe's casting will see him reunited with The Woman In Black director James Watkins, who has also signed on to join the project.

With a first draft from William Davies having adapted the script from sports writer Pat Butcher's (not that one) book, Simon Beaufoy and Will Davies are currently hard at work on whipping a new version into shape.

Having originally been imagined as a project to tie in with the 2012 Olympics, filming is finally expected to begin in April 2014, with a release date likely to be pencilled in for 2015.

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