Daniel Radcliffe will be taking a break from movies to return to the stage in London. Radcliffe has just been cast as the lead role in “The Cripple of Inishmaan.”
The play centers around a young orphan who has dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Radcliffe admitted the role is a challenging one for him.
“He walks that line between tragedy and comedy so brilliantly,” Radcliffe said of his character Martin McDonagh. “I think one of the hilarious things about this play is, by our standards today, how politically incorrect it is.”
The actor best known for his role as “Harry Potter” also revealed that he is working on a script of his own.
“I’m trying to write something at the moment, and it’s just so dark, and I think it’s funny, but I’m not sure if anybody else every would. I aspire to be a poor man’s Martin McDonagh.”
Radcliffe’s other theater credits include “Equus” and “Death of a Salesman.” “The Cripple of an Inishmaan” is scheduled to open in June.