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Ever wondered what it would be like to see Daniel Radcliffe as a drug mule? Watch the trailer for Beast of Burden

The first trailer for Beast of Burden, the new Daniel Radcliffe movie, has been released online. Watch him smuggle drugs and evade capture in a small plane.

hollywood Updated: Jan 18, 2018 10:30 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Daniel Radcliffe’s Beast of Burden is scheduled for a February 23 release in theatres and on digital platforms.

Daniel Radcliffe’s post Harry Potter career has been diverse, to say the least. The actor has starred in gritty dramas, big budget sequels and quirky indies. His latest film, Beast of Burden, is about a drug mule coerced into working for the Drug Enforcement Agency in exchange of treatment for his ailing wife. The first trailer was released on Thursday.

The trailer comes just a few weeks ahead of the film’s February release - a very narrow window to promote what already appears to be a small scale movie.

Here’s the IMDb synopsis:

Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

The one-and-a-half minute trailer doesn’t make it seem as if the entire film is set inside the cockpit of a small plane. There are characters besides Sean who are introduced, and are referenced throughout the clip. There are also similarities to the recent Tom Cruise film, American Made, in which Cruise works as an undercover drug mule for the Medellin Cartel, run by Pablo Escobar, all the while pretending to be working for the CIA.

Beast of Burden is scheduled for a February 23 release in theatres and on digital platforms. It is directed by Jesper Ganslandt and co-stars Grace Gummer, the daughter of Meryl Streep.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 10:29 IST