London: Daniel Radcliffe, who found global fame as the bespectacled wizard boy in 'Harry Potter' franchise, is looking forward to a role-reversal in 'Horns' where he will be seen in grey shades.

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe. Pic/Santa Banta 

The fantasy-thriller is based on the cult novel by Joe Hill and is directed by Alexandre Aja. Daniel Radcliffe will play Ig Perrish in the movie, who is accused of violently raping and killing his girlfriend. Ig awakes one morning to find horns growing from his head and diabolical powers at his command.

"He's a great character. It's nice to play a real sort of anti-hero who does a few genuinely nasty things to people," Radcliffe told Total Film in an interview.

The actor, 24, said it was great to be directed by Aja. "Alex Aja is one of the most special directors, I think. The way he puts scenes together is beautiful and visually stunning," he said.