Deadline reported, Daniel Radcliffe has been cast as the lead in action comedy Guns Akimbo. It will be directed by Jason Lei Howden from his own screenplay.
Altitude and Occupant Entertainment are set to sell the international rights in Cannes Film Festival. You can read the synopsis below:
Story follows Miles who spends his days in a dead-end job, pining for his beautiful ex-girlfriend Nova. His mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled on a dark net website that forces complete strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death so that their gladiatorial battles can be live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience.
Contestants are chosen by a clandestine gang known as Schism, who handicap the weaker contestant to further stack the odds against them. Initially, Miles’ lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he manages to elude his first opponent but when Nova is kidnapped, he must finally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves.