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Daniel Radcliffe Sports Long Hair & Beard on 'Escape from Pretoria' Set

Daniel Radcliffe Sports Long Hair & Beard on 'Escape from Pretoria' Set

Daniel Radcliffe has started production on his new thriller film Escape from Pretoria!

The 29-year-old Miracle Workers actor looked almost unrecognizable while shooting on Wednesday (March 13) in Adelaide, Australia.

The city was transformed to look like 1970s South Africa, and Daniel filmed scenes in which he hid from law enforcement and went through garbage.

In the true-life prison story, Daniel and Australian actor Daniel Webber play political prisoners and freedom fighters Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee. UK actor Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter and Nathan Page also star.

Here’s the synopsis: “Based on an extraordinary true story, Escape From Pretoria follows Jenkin and Lee, two white South African twenty-somethings who were branded ‘terrorists’ and imprisoned in 1978 for their involvement in covert anti-apartheid operations for the ANC (African National Congress).”

“Incarcerated in Pretoria Maximum Security Prison, Jenkin and Lee – joined by a fellow inmate – decide to send the regime a clear message and escape. After months of meticulous surveillance, breath-taking ingenuity, and in a race against time as the authorities strengthen the prison security defenses, the group craft wooden keys for each of the ten steel doors between them and freedom.”

Francis Annan makes his feature film directorial debut from the screenplay he co-penned with LH Adams, based on Tim’s autobiography “Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison.”

Check out a first-look image from the movie featuring Radcliffe and Webber in our gallery below!

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Photos: Backgrid USA, Arclight Films and the South Australian Film Corp
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