Daniel Radcliffe hadn’t even hit the stage in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying when whispers started that he was in talks to star in a new movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. Weeks later, his fans love the production — “We’re getting great support in the theater every night,” he says — and the critics are mostly on board as well. (Read EW stage editor Thom Geier’s A- review here.) So it seemed like the perfect time to ask if there is any truth to the rumors.
“The producers of the show would not be doing their jobs properly if they were not at this moment in time talking about the possibility of a How to Succeed movie,” Radcliffe tells EW. “I, however, am just focused on the next year of my life, basically. A lot of things would have to be right for it to happen. In terms of the script, I think it’s very hard to adapt. But, you know, nor am I going to rule out the possibility, because I don’t want to be presented with a brilliant script and say, ‘Oh, well, I said no to the press.’ It’s just something I’m not even thinking about.”
So what to you think, film/Broadway/Radcliffe fans, should he be thinking about it?