Daniel Radcliffe is attached to play British politician and former Olympic athlete Sebastian Coe in “Gold” for Embankment Films.
Sounding like “Rush,” but for the sport of middle distance running, Radcliffe plays the obsessive Coe in a film that deals with his rivalry with Steve Ovett.
Coe was a quiet loner driven to the limit of endeavour by his ambitious father. Ovett was an effortless and natural athlete fighting to prove himself in an elitist world.
James Watkins (“Eden Lake,” “The Woman in Black”) helms the film from a script by Simon Beaufoy and Will Davies.
Joanna Anderson, Vicky Licorish and Kevin Loader will produce. Filming will begin next year.
Source: Embankment Films