Recently we found out that Harry Potter actor Danielle Radcliffe would be taking a role alongside Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley in director Douglas McGrath’s upcoming drama Brooklyn Bridge, and now it seems he will also take a supporting role in the sequel to 2013’s big blockbuster Now You See Me. Radcliffe is rumored to be appearing as fellow British actor Michael Caine’s son in the film that is thus far scheduled for release in June 2016 and will reunite Caine with cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco. While this is pretty good news, it also comes with a hint of bad news. Michael Caine has recently stated in an interview with Newsnight that he may be looking to retire from acting after this movie is completed. The 81-year-old actor has been appearing in films and television series since the 1950s, taking roles in such films as Alfie (1966), The Italian Job (1969), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Cider House Rules (1999), Children of Men (2006), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), and Inception (2010), and unless a new script comes along before he is finished filming in December, he may walk away from acting for good. Caine has won two Oscars over the course of his career, one for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and another for The Cider House Rules (1999), and it would definitely be a loss to the industry if he were to retire, but until we hear something finite, we’ll take it for what it is at the moment: a possibility. Stay tuned.
Danielle Radcliffe has been trying to take on more serious roles since he was relieved of his Harry Potter duties in 2011, and this next project seems like a perfect role to do just that. The twenty-five-year-old British actor will be working with director Douglas McGrath on his upcoming drama Brooklyn Bridge. Radcliffe will play the part of Washington Roebling, the young civil engineer and son of John Roebling, who was left with the responsibility of completing his father’s design for New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. Thus far Radcliffe has been the only official name on the cast list, but now there is news that Sir Ben Kinglsey will join the film as John Roebling, and Brie Larson will be coming on to play Radcliffe’s wife. Given the subject matter it should make for a really great watch. Washington strained himself to the point of unhealthy obsession in his efforts to complete his father’s vision, and with a solid cast behind the camera it should turn out pretty well. We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.