Daniel Radcliffe to lead “The Woman in Black”

Monday, July 19, 2010
By Julie Wiegan

Daniel Radcliffe has been cast as the lead in the screen adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel The Woman in Black. The story is about a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in an old and isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover its tragic secrets, and his unease grows when he discovers that the local village is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.

“I am incredibly excited to be part of The Woman In Black,” Radcliffe said. “Jane Goldman’s script is beautifully written – both tender and terrifying in equal measure. It is thrilling to be working with James Watkins. From his brilliant work on Eden Lake and also having met him and heard his vision for the film, I know he will make a fantastic film.”

Production is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2010. The film will be written by Jane Goldman (Kick Ass, The Debt) and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake). Simon Oakes for Exclusive’s Hammer Films label and Richard Jackson at Talisman Films are producing the film. Exclusive’s Nigel Sinclair and Guy East are serving as Executive Producers, along with Roy Lee for Vertigo Entertainment.

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