Daniel Radcliffe Stars In The First Film We Actually Really Want To See Since Harry Potter

The Harry Potter actor is starring in a new survival-thriller and we're not going to lie, it looks pretty darn terrifying.

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If it's not Emma Watson starring as a bratty teenager in The Bling Ring, a free-spirit in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or a badass Disney princess in Beauty and the Beast, we must admit we're not that fussed about rushing to the cinema to catch up on Harry Potter stars' post-Hogwarts projects.

Sure, The Woman in Black made us a bit spooked out about houses on islands, Imperium made us even more terrified of white supremacist groups, and Swiss Army Man made us laugh about the idea of dead bodies farting, but when you've played the most famous wizard of all time, it's kind of hard to convince Harry Potter lovers to watch you in anything but the wizarding franchise.

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Well, until now that is.

Radcliffe now stars in new film Jungle, which will premiere at the opening night of the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival, which is a survival-thriller based on real life events that sees Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz for an adventure.

Along the way, the friends meet an Austrian expat named Karl Ruprechter who says he's familiar with the unchartered Amazon region and, to cut a long story short, their trip of a lifetime soon turns into a wilderness nightmare testing the balance of life and death.

And, okay, while Radcliffe might not be wielding a wand or trying to convince us he's a father like he did in Woman in Black, we must commend the 27-year-old for what looks to be a pretty spine-tingling thriller.

I mean, just one watch of that clip will leave you terrified at your friends' suggestion of a night camping in the garden or a hen weekend's activities making rafts.

Jungle looks like a mash-up of The Island, Hunger Games and Jumanji and we for one are now dying to see it.

Jungle will be released later this year.

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