The ‘Harry Potter’ alum will star alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Glenn Close.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Last weekend, Daniel Radcliffe proved that there is life after “Harry Potter” with a little help from a ghostly friend in “The Woman in Black.” Now, one of his former castmates is heading down the same eerie path.
Tom Felton, who played the venomous Draco Malfoy in all eight “Potter” movies, will star alongside Elizabeth Olsen and recent Academy Award nominee Glenn Close in “Therese Raquin,” the story of a love affair and the dark secrets of its past, based on the classic novel by Emile Zola.
Deadline is reporting that in the film, Felton will play Camille, the husband to Olsen’s Therese. Close plays Camille’s mother, who forces Therese to marry her sickly son. When Therese takes a new lover, they plot to murder Camille and live happily ever after.
Things don’t go as planned once Camille’s ghost shows up to haunt the lovers.
Felton was one of the first “Potter” alumni to break out with this past summer’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which became a huge box-office success. In “Therese Raquin,” he’ll go in a similar direction as Radcliffe in “The Woman in Black,” which made a respectable $20.8 million at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend.
The two former wizards also have a co-star in common. Olsen recently signed on to star opposite Radcliffe in the Beat Generation thriller “Kill Your Darlings.” In the film, Radcliffe will play writer Allen Ginsberg, while Olsen will play the girlfriend of Jack Kerouac.
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