Douglas McGrath is directing and Killer Films‘ Christine Vachon is producing Brooklyn Bridge, a period pic about the construction of the famous span that links Brooklyn to Manhattan. Daniel Radcliffe is attached to play Washington Roebling, the civil engineer son of the bridge’s original architect, John A. Roebling. When the younger Roebling is left to oversee the project, his obsession threatens his health and his family until he discovers he has an improbable ally in his charming and shrewd wife Emily. McGrath (Emma, Bullets Over Broadway) wrote the screenplay. London- and New York-based Goldcrest Films will finance, distribute and sell all international rights to the movie, kicking off sales at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. Rose Ganguzza is also producing and Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove along with Jill Samuels are executive producers. Shooting is planned for August 2014.
The busy and in-demand Radcliffe is playing Igor in Fox’s Frankenstein which is set for a January 2015 release. He’s also attached to the role of an American journalist in FilmNation’s Tokyo Vice and is lined up as Olympic middle-distance runner Sebastian Coe in Gold, the story of Coe’s rivalry with Steve Ovett. Among Radcliffe’s projects last year, he starred as Allen Ginsberg in Killer Films’ Kill Your Darlings. He is repped by the UK’s ARG and by UTA.