Daniel Radcliffe scores a leading role in Yakuza crime thriller Tokyo Vice

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Daniel Radcliffe has landed the lead in the adaptation of Jake Adelstein's TOKYO VICE. The script from playwright JT Rogers will be directed by Anthony Mandler, who is known for his commercial and music video work. Radcliffe will play Adelstein who while working as a reporter, "at the Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper in Tokyo, covered the crime beat and locked horns with yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto, called the "John Gotti of Japan."

The film will echo the Adelstein's memoir, "detailing how the journalist’s investigating and finally exposing the notorious gangster exacted a high personal cost and sacrifice which included death threats. Adelstein, who will be working with Rogers on the story, is still an investigative reporter who writes for The Daily Beast, The Japan Times, The Atlantic Wire, and is an adviser to Polaris Japan, a non-profit group that combats human trafficking. His second book, The Last Yakuza, will be published next year by Pantheon."

Radcliffe has been in several movies as of recently starting with THE WOMAN IN BLACK to ones some of us have yet to see like KILL YOUR DARLINGS and HORNS. The actor also recently signed on to play Igor in Fox's FRANKENSTEIN.

Source: Deadline



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