The pic is written and directed by Douglas McGrath, whose credits include “Emma,” “Infamous” and “Nicholas Nickleby.” It is scheduled to shoot in spring next year.
Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).
Kingsley’s credits include “Gandhi,” for which he won an Oscar, “Schindler’s List” and “Sexy Beast.” Larson’s credits include “Short Term 12,” “21 Jump Street” and “United States of Tara.”
“Brooklyn Bridge” is produced by Christine Vachon for Killer Films and Rose Ganguzza. Goldcrest Post will be providing post-production services.