Daniel Radcliffe is to play in a film drama Lord Sebastian Coe a British politician and former track and field athlete who as a middle-distance runner, won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984.

The project, entitled “Gold”, will see the “Harry Potter” star reunite with director James Watkins, with whom he worked on 2012’s “The Woman in Black”. Written by Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy and Will Davies, the film tells of the runners’ famous rivalry in the run-up to the 1980 Olympics in Moscow between

Lord Coe and Ovett. BBC Films and the British Film Institute have developed the project – based on Pat Butcher’s book, “The Perfect Distance” along with AL Film