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Daniel Radcliffe to Play an Olympic Runner

Actor Daniel Radcliffe attends a screening of "Kill Your Darlings" during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 17, 2013 in London, England.

All those scenes spent running away from magical bad guys will have prepared Daniel Radcliffe for his next role as the famous middle-distance runner Sebastian Coe. Directed by James Watkins, whom Radcliffe worked with on The Woman in Black, Gold chronicles the rivalry between Coe and Steve Ovett. The two runners began racing each other in 1972 and traded world records up until the 1980 Olympics, where each ended up winning the other's best event. It's kind of like Rush, but slower.

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