30 October 2013 8:42 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to play Sebastian Coe in the sports drama Gold, EW has confirmed.

Deadline, which first reported the news, notes that the movie will reunite the actor with his The Woman In Black director James Watkins. The story will be based on the book The Perfect Distance, with a script by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Will Davies (How To Train Your Dragon).

The true story centers on the rivalry between Olympic runners Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett; Coe and Ovett started racing against each other in 1972 and were considered two of the fastest middle distance runners in the world. »

- Erin Strecker

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