Date: 24th June 2010

Radcliffe 'to star in World War I drama'

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is to play a German soldier in a new film version of All Quiet on the Western Front, according to Variety.

The 20-year-old will play Paul Baumer, a young infantryman fighting in the trenches of France during World War I.

Shooting will begin in spring 2012, following Radcliffe's Broadway run in How to Succeed Without Really Trying.

Erich Maria Remarque's novel was first adapted for the screen in 1930, with Lew Ayres in the Baumer role.

Source: Press Release