Daniel Radcliffe stars in Escape From Pretoria: first trailer

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Escape From Pretoria arrives in March of 2020 – and here’s the first trailer.

Daniel Radcliffe continues to blaze quite a trailer in his post-Potter acting career, with his latest choice being the real life story of Tim Jenkin.

Jenkin was an activist branded a terrorist, and send to a South African prison in the 1970s. He wrote his story in a memoir that was picked up for the movies by producer David Barron. And now, in the hands of director Francis Annan, it’s set for release next year. The film goes by the name Escape From Pretoria.

Ian Hart and Stephen Hunter co-star in the film, that’s set for release on March 6th 2020. In advance of that, we’ve got the first trailer, still and synopsis for the film. The still you can see at the top of this post. The trailer looks like this…

And here’s the synopsis…

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist – and imprisoned – in Africa’s maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970’s during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt) and Mark Leonard Winter (The Dressmaker) Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. The ingenious escape attempt happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979.

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