Daniel Radcliffe To Play Slain Photojournalist

January 3, 2008 By:
Daniel Radcliffe To Play Slain Photojournalist

He's come a long way since Harry Potter, and he's among the ranks of A-list stars like Orlando Bloom, Joaquin Phoenix, and Heath Ledger.

They were all turned down for the role of Dan Eldon, a 22-year-old journalist who was stoned to death during Somalia's Civil War in the upcoming biopic, "Journey."

Eldon was among a group of photojournalists dispatched by Reuters to the site of an American-led attack at Mogadishu in 1993. While trying to film the aftermath, he and three other journalists were savagely beaten to death by an angry mob.

Not exactly wizardry and potions anymore. Eldon's mother had a say in the casting process, and said Radcliffe reminded her so much of her son. Daniel is of course super busy with "Harry Potter" shooting commitments, but Eldon's mother says he's worth the wait, and he's a global soul who hasn't been corrupted by Hollywood.