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Daniel Radcliffe Looks Convincing in ‘The Woman in Black’

By on August 18, 2011

Daniel Radcliffe’s first major post-Potter role sees him take on the role of  Arthur Kipps in a big screen version of the supernatural thriller The Woman in Black.

The Woman in Black, based on the novel by Susan Hill, has been adapted to both stage and TV in the past.  This big screen adaptation comes from CBS Films, and is directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and written by Jane Goldman.

The story focuses on a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is summoned to a small town to attend to the funeral and sort the affairs of a Mrs Alice Drablow, a reclusive widow who lived alone in the desolate and secluded Eel Marsh House.

As Kipps works on Mrs Drablow’s papers alone in her house he begins to experience a series of unexplained and terrifying supernatural events, triggered by a mysterious woman in black.  Mrs Drablow’s papers contain hints as to who the ghostly woman is and what she may want from Kipps.

The trailer is suitably spooky, with a very grown up looking Radcliffe looking the part.  The Woman in Black opens on February 3rd in the US and February 10th in the UK.