'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe is to play the late British war photographer Daniel Eldon in a new biopic.

The Guardian Unlimited website says that Radcliffe was chosen over Hollywood stars to play the lead role in the film 'Journey'.

Twenty-two-year-old Eldon was stoned to death by a mob in Mogadishu in July 1993.

Filming is expected to begin later this year.