Daniel Radcliffe enjoys 'anti-hero' role in "Horns"

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In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
July 15th, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe enjoys playing an ''anti-hero'' in 'Horns'.

The 24-year-old star has confessed he enjoyed taking on a completely different role in the upcoming fantasy-horror, which is based on the novel of the same name by cult Canadian author Joe Hill.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''It's a very, very different type of part than anything I've done before.

''He's a great character. It's nice to play a real sort of anti-hero who does a few genuinely nasty things to people.''

The 'Harry Potter' actor stars as Ig Perrish, a young man accused of raping and killing his girlfriend, who wakes up one morning to find he has grown two goat-like horns which give him the ability to coax out people's darkest secrets.

Also starring in the movie - which is being directed by 'The Hills Have Eyes' filmmaker Alexandre Aje - are This Is England's Juno Temple, Heather Graham and James Remar.

Radcliffe - who recently revealed he has no intention of reprising his role as boy wizard Harry - recently wrapped on 'Frankenstein' and is currently filming for 'Trainwreck'.

'Horns' is set for release in the United Kingdom on October 31 2014.