Daniel Radcliffe to Executive Produce Documentary About His Stunt Double on Harry Potter

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Daniel Radcliffe will serve as executive producer on HBO Documentary Films' David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, directed by Dan Hartley for Sky Documentaries.

Sky shared the synopsis, which says: The film is a coming-of-age story of stuntman David Holmes, a prodigious teenage gymnast from Essex, England, who is selected to play Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double in the first Harry Potter film, when Daniel is just eleven. Over the next ten years, the two form an inextricable bond, but on the penultimate film a tragic accident on set leaves David paralysed with a debilitating spinal injury, turning his world upside down. As Daniel and his closest stunt colleagues rally to support David and his family in their moment of need, it is David's extraordinary spirit of resilience that becomes their greatest source of strength and inspiration.

It will feature personal footage from Holmes shot over the last 10 years with behind-the-scenes material from his stunt work, as well as scenes from his life and intimate interviews with David, Daniel Radcliffe, friends, family, and former crew.

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived reflects universal themes of living with adversity, growing up, forging identities in an uncertain world, and the bonds that bind us together and lift us up.

The documentary will release on HBO on November 15.