Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson Join Daniel Radcliffe in 'Brooklyn Bridge'

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Sir Ben Kingsley makes an appearance at the TCL Chinese Theatre in anticipation of the Nov. 1 release. Kingsley’s character is responsible for training Ender as the prospect of a Third Invasion looms over earth in Ender’s Game

The Killer Films drama is about the engineer behind the New York landmark

U.K. banner Goldcrest Films announced Tuesday that Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) would be boarding Killer Films’ upcoming drama Brooklyn Bridge.

Written and directed by Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and inspired by true events, Brooklyn Bridge has already snared Daniel Radcliffe for the lead. The Harry Potter star is set to play brilliant but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, who oversaw the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in the second half of the 19th century, based on a design by his father, John A. Roebling. Kingsley will play Roebling Sr., while Larson plays Emily Roebling, the wife of Radcliffe's character.

"This is a film that distributors are really excited about," said Goldcrest Films managing director Pascal Degove. "That this enthusiasm is shared by a highly commercial blend of acclaimed contemporary talent and acting royalty is really a testament to Doug’s script and his extraordinary strength as a filmmaker."

Goldcrest Films will finance, distribute and sell international rights to the project, which will be produced by Christine Vachon for Killer Films and Rose Ganguzza.

Brooklyn Bridge is set to be shot in spring, with further casting announcements anticipated.