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Daniel Radcliffe to play Brooklyn Bridge master builder in new movie

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has signed up to play the man who masterminded the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in a new movie.

The young Brit will portray Washington Roebling in period film Brooklyn Bridge, which will be directed by Douglas McGrath.

Roebling took over the role of construction boss after the death of his father. Building the world-famous bridge in New York took him and his team of builders over a decade to complete, and claimed the lives of more than 20 people.

Filming is set to start this summer (14).

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