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Casting news: New roles for Daniel Radcliffe, Nicholas Hoult and Emilia Clarke

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Friday, May 16 saw plenty of action as news broke about upcoming projects for Daniel Radcliffe, Nicholas Hoult and Emilia Clarke. Each member of that trio plays a key role in a hugely popular comic-con staple. Radcliffe is, of course, best known for his titular leading role in the “Harry Potter” film series, while Hoult has lately been letting his wild side out as Beast in the “X-Men” franchise and Emila Clarke is beloved of the people as Daenerys Targaryen, a.k.a. the Mother of Dragons, on HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

The only one of the three who has wrapped his time in his iconic role, Daniel Radcliffe has been tackling a variety of roles from Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings” to Igor in the upcoming “Frankenstein”. He has now added the starring role of Will, “one half of a pair of globetrotting philanthropists,” in an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel, “You Shall Know Our Velocity”, according to a report from The A.V. Club.

Horror buffs the world-over are still waiting to see Radcliffe in action in “Horns”, an adaptation of Joe Hill’s book of the same name, which finds Radcliffe’s character, Ig, suddenly sporting horns that give him unsettling new powers atop his head.

Emila Clarke and Nicholas Hoult, meanwhile, will be tag teaming as doomed, bank-robbing lovers Bonnie and Clyde in the upcoming adaptation of Jeff Guinn’s revisionist book about the infamous duo. According to a report from The Wrap, “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” was adapted for the screen by Sheldon Turner and David Auburn.

To be certain most people are probably not after another take on Bonnie and Clyde, given the incredible film that already exists, but perhaps Michael Sucsy’s take on Guinn’s book will manage to bring something new to the oft-trod subject.

Clarke is currently filling the shoes of another iconic character, Sarah Conner, in Paramount’s latest installment in the “Terminator” franchise. Moviegoers will have ample opportunities to see Hoult in action after “X-Men: Days of Future Past” takes theaters by storm in a couple weeks’ time. The next of many slated projects for Hoult is that other Gillian Flynn adaptation in theaters this fall, “Dark Places”.

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