18 May 2017

Daniel Radcliffe to star in Escape From Pretoria

More new project news via Cannes. Daniel has signed on to true-life prison-break drama Escape From Pretoria which worldwide sales company The Works will introduce to buyers in Cannes. The film is produced by David Barron (known for his work on some of the Harry Potter films) and Footprint Films’ Mark Blaney and Jackie Sheppard and co-produced by The Works Film and Television Group. Martin McCabe, Deepak Sikka and Mick Southworth will serve as executive producers for The Works. It's written and directed by Francis Annan and based on Jenkin’s autobiography Inside Out: Escape From Pretoria Prison.

Shooting starts in early 2018 on location in South Africa. Daniel will play Tim Jenkin, one of two 20-something white South Africans branded as terrorists and imprisoned in 1978 for being involved in covert anti-apartheid operations for the African National Congress. Jailed in the Pretoria Maximum Security Prison, the pair decide to send the regime a clear message and plan an escape.

Producer David Barron:

“Political without being polemical, ‘Escape From Pretoria’ is a rare combination of genre and drama, and I am delighted to bring together the potent combination of Daniel Radcliffe and Francis Annan on this astonishing true story,”
source: variety.com

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