Alexandre Aja‘s upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill‘s best selling novel Horns already has a solid and exciting lead actor in Daniel Radcliffe, but it looks like the cast may be about get even more interesting.
Per The Wrap, three more actors are set to join the former boy wizard (and the previously-announced Max Minghella who plays the best friend and probable killer) in this dark tale of revenge and morality. Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, and Juno Temple are all in negotiations for supporting roles. Radcliffe will play the lead, a young man who awakens one morning with devilish horns growing out of his head. Even odder, the horns make it impossible for people to lie to his face. When his girlfriend is found raped and murdered he sets out to find her killer using the power of the horns. But his search for the truth will uncover things he might not want to find.
Anderson has been making a quiet splash for the past few years with strong turns in The Grey, The Crazies, Control, and a local Lou Taylor Pucci-lookalike contest. His performances run the gamut between subdued and intense, but they’re never less than excellent. Temple has had a bit more visible year with an acclaimed performance in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe as well as an appearance in The Dark Knight Rises.
I have no idea who Kelli Garner is. (Thankfully IMDB has informed me that Garner was most recently visible on ABC’s short-lived Pan Am series which explains her absence in my brain.)
Horns is set to go before cameras this fall with a release expected sometime next year.