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Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe will star in “Tokyo Vice,” a thriller featuring a real-life American journalist who explored Japan’s underworld, according to a joint statement released by the movie’s producers, John Lesher and Adam Kassan.

Radcliffe will play Tokyo-based reporter Jake Adelstein, author of the 2009 book “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.” In it he details his experiences as a staff writer at the Yomiuri Shimbun covering the yakuza and other aspects of criminal life.

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