Washington, Jan 1 : Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has beaten Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom to bag the lead role in a new film about a slain photojournalist.
Radcliffe will be seen playing a photographer named Dan Eldon in 'Journey,' a film on the Somalian civil war.
Eldon was one of the four journalists who were stoned to death by a mob in the African country in 1993.
According to Eldon's mum Kathy, Radcliffe was the perfect choice to play her son.
"We resisted a lot of older actors because Dan was a boy emerging into manhood," Contactmusic quoted Kathy, as saying.
The movie is based on a compilation of Eldon's journals. (ANI)
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