With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hitting theaters this July, Daniel Radcliffe is shedding his wand and Hogwarts uniform, venturing to new projects. First up is the horror/thriller The Woman in Black. Radcliffe plays a lawyer in the ghost story written by Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass, The Debt, X-Men: First Class), from the acclaimed novel by Susan Hill. Directed by The Descent: Part 2 screenwriter, James Watkins, you can see the eerie teaser below via IGN.
Arthur Kipps is a man touched by tragedy as we learn following his storming away in a temper from Victorian festivities, complete with ghost stories, on a snowy Christmas Eve. He is fully aware that stories of ghosts may be told in frivolous fashion, but that ghosts themselves — real ghosts — rarely manifest in such a mood. Ashamed of his bad behavior and wishing to explain himself and make it up to his wife, he begins to write the story of his own horrific experience following the death of Mrs. Drablow in the remote village of Crythin Gifford. A young attorney, he travels up North to represent his firm at her funeral and clear up outstanding legal affairs. The reader follows Kipps casually but is soon caught up in a fearful exploration of human despair and its consequence.
Hammer Films will release The Woman in Black on October 28th in the UK, but no US release date has been set.
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