Swiss Army Man: Daniel Radcliffe is playing a corpse in his next film

A new take on 'corpsing'

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You can always rely on Sundance to yield a few weird and wonderful films from indie directors but with big names attached, and Swiss Army Man is one of them.

Premiering at the festival this week, it sees Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) play a lost soul stranded on a desert island who finds company in a dead corpse (played by Daniel Radcliffe).

Leonardo DiCaprio gave a pretty silent performance in The Revenant, but I doubt Radcliffe would have signed up to a role that sees him lying limp and lifeless for the whole film, so  we can fairly safely assume that he comes to mind at least in the mind of Dano’s character.

Aided by his new found corpse friend, the protagonist apparently hatches a daring plan to return home. This sounds a lot like Cast Away.

Swiss Army Man is the first feature film from Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

Going under the monicker ‘Daniels’, they are best known for surreal short film Interesting Ball and music videos they’ve made for Passion Pit, Chromeo, Battles and Foster the People.