Daniel Radcliffe is certainly proving the nay-sayers wrong who questioned his ability to move on from Harry Potter. With a string of critically acclaimed films and stints on both Broadway and the West End, Radcliffe is now set to star in the American thriller, Tokyo Vice.
The film is based on American reporter Jake Adelstein’s memoir of the same name, which depicts his time as the first non-Japanese journalist working for Tokyo’s prestigious Yomiuri Shinbu newspaper. It follows his growth as a reporter from a rookie cub at 19 to his investigation and exposé of Japan’s most infamous yakuza boss, Tadamasa Goto, the “John Gotti of Japan”. It is this last investigation which led to death threats to both him and his family and that the film will primarily focus on. Adelstein is on board with the production working with playwright JT Rogers on the script with music video and commercials director Anthony Mandler setto direct.
Radcliffe will next be seen on screen as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. He also returns to the West End stage next month in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmann.