Here's our first look at Daniel Radcliffe in his new film Horns, and as you can see, he's a got a pair of them growing out of his forehead. The movie is based on a book written by Joe Hill, and is being directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha).
Radcliffe plays a character named Ig Perrish, "the lead suspect in the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend. Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his head. Their power drives people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses -- an effective tool in his quest to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend's death and for exacting revenge. The dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people and what the loss of true love can do to a man."
This sounds like it will end up being a great flick! I love Radciffe's look in the film. Here's what the actor had to say about it in an interview, "It’s a very, very different type of part than anything I’ve done before." He goes on to talk about the character describing him as being "deeply emotional and also incredibly outrageous in some ways. To play somebody who, in the midst of a time in his life of great turmoil anyway, undergoes this horrific transformation into a devil character — it was very, very exciting.”
So what do you think of Radcliffe's horns?
Here's the description of the book:
Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin's murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover . . . and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it's time for revenge . . .
It's time the devil had his due. . .