Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to star in the film Escape From Pretoria. The true life prison break drama will be introduced to potential buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, and will see Radcliffe reteaming with his Harry Potter producer David Barron.
Radcliffe will star as the 20 something South African Tim Jenkin, an anti-apartheid activist who famously broke out of the Pretoria Maximum Security Prison alongside Stephen Lee in 1978.
Francis Annan will be writing and directing the film that is based on Jenkin’s autobiography, Inside Out: Escape From Pretoria.
“Political without being polemical, Escape From Pretoria is a rare combination of genre and drama, and I am delighted to bring together the potent combination of Daniel Radcliffe and Francis Annan on this astonishing true story,” said Barron.
Escape From Pretoria is set to begin production in early 2018 on location in South Africa.