Playing the lead role of Paul Baumer in the WWI drama

Daniel Radcliffe Signs Onto 'Western Front' Redo

on June 22, 2010

Source: Variety

Having recently finished shooting the final film in the Harry Potter saga, actor Daniel Radcliffe is expanding his horizons, taking on the lead role in a new version of All Quiet on the Western Front.

Author Erich Maria Remarque wrote the story of Baumer, a German soldier stationed in France, back in late 1928 for a German newspaper before publishing it as a novel. The novel was adapted into a film by Lewis Milestone in 1930, which won Best Picture and Best Director. It is not clear at this point whether this new film is more of a remake, or a new adaptation of the source material.

Shooting will not begin until spring 2012. No director is currently in place.

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