Radcliffe to star in SA film

Daniel Radcliffe [as Harry] in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Picture: Warner Brothers
Popular British star Daniel Radcliffe will star in an anti-apartheid film based on Tim Jenkins’s account of his dramatic escape from the notorious Pretoria Maximum Security Prison in 1979.

The 27-year-old Harry Potter star will head to South Africa next year to begin the filming of the movie‚ which is based on Jenkins’s autobiography Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison.

The thriller, entitled Breakout from Pretoria, narrates how Jenkins planned and executed the prison break and freed himself and his prison mate Stephen Lee.

Jenkins‚ who is now 68‚ had been arrested and sentenced to 12 years for handing out leaflets supporting the then banned ANC.

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