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Daniel Radcliffe and Sam Neill to star in prison break movie Escape from Pretoria

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Story by Jack Foley

DANIEL Radcliffe and Sam Neill are to star in prison break movie Escape from Pretoria.

The film, which is being shopped to buyers in Cannes by The Works International, will the tell the real-life story of how two anti-Apartheid activists in South Africa broke out of Pretoria’s maximum security prison in 1978.

Neill will play South African social campaigner and activist Denis Goldberg, who was a member of the ANC’s military wing and a key player in the struggle against Apartheid.

He was eventually imprisoned with other key members of the anti-Apartheid movement, including Tim Jenkin (Radcliffe), and was the only white man to be sentenced alongside Nelson Mandela.

He received four life terms in 1964 and was finally released in 1986 having served 22 years.

Escape From Pretoria is based on a script by Francis Anna, who will also direct. Shooting is due to commence in early 2018 on location in South Africa.

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