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Daniel Radcliffe set for Sebastian Coe biopic

Harry Potter star to take on the role of the athletics legend...

Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly set to play athletics legend Sebastian Coe in an upcoming biopic.

According to Screen Daily, the Harry Potter star will again team up with The Woman In Black director James Watkins for the movie about the four-time Olympic gold medallist.

The film - entitled Gold - will reportedly be centred around Lord Coe's rivalry with fellow Brit Steve Ovett leading up to their middle-distance battles in the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.

Based on the book The Perfect Distance by former Times sports journalist Pat Butcher, the script has been penned by Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy and Will Davies, who wrote How To Train Your Dragon.

Digital Spy reports that shooting will start in April 2014 in the UK and Russia.

Radcliffe recently revealed that he has a "massive chip" on his shoulder about his acting abilities. But he went on to take the Best Actor gong at the Attitude Awards for his performance as beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings.