Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to the prison-break drama, Escape From Pretoria. Escape From Pretoria tells the story of two 20-something white South Africans branded as terrorists. They are imprisoned in 1978 for being involved in covert anti-apartheid operations for the African National Congress. The African National Congress is the Republic of South Africa’s governing social democratic political party. It has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level, beginning with the election of Nelson Mandela in the 1994 election, the first after the end of apartheid.
Radcliffe as Tim Jenkin & his partner decide to escape Pretoria Maximum Security Prison. Jenkin was originally sentenced to 12 years in prison in 1978 after pleading guilty to “producing and distributing 18 different pamphlets on behalf of banned organisations.” The film re-teams the actor with “Harry Potter” producer David Barron. Escape From Pretoria is scheduled to begin production on location in South Africa in early 2018.