"The Boy Who Lived": Harry Potter star Radcliffe produced a movie about his stunt double who was injured on set
Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe has become an executive producer of a documentary about his former stunt double, who was seriously injured during the filming of the first Deathly Hallows movie in 2009. The film was symbolically titled "David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived".
It refers Harry Potter fans to the books and movies where the wizard was nicknamed the "boy who lived" after being rescued from a deadly curse. Information about the new movie appeared on the Warner Bros. Entertainment website (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the photo).
"David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived" will be available for viewing on Max on November 15.
The film will tell the story of the growing up of the stuntman, who was an outstanding gymnast before his injury. At the age of 11, Holmes became Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double in the first Harry Potter movie, after which he performed his work professionally for many years before the fatal accident.
"For 10 years, they have formed an unbreakable bond, but on the penultimate film, a tragic accident left David paralyzed due to a severe spinal cord injury, and the world turned upside down. Daniel and his closest stunt colleagues come together to support David and his family in their time of need, but it is David's resilience that becomes their greatest source of strength and inspiration," the synopsis says.
The documentary will feature exclusive footage of the stuntman's work, behind-the-scenes footage, scenes from the protagonist's life, and interviews with his colleagues, including Daniel Radcliffe.
About 14 years ago, David Holmes was supposed to perform a dangerous stunt in the air, but had an accident. The stuntman flew into a wall and broke his neck vertebrae, which led to his disability. Now Holmes is almost unable to move his lower body and is wheelchair-bound.
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