Janet McTeer and the ace Ciarán Hinds have signed on the dotted line to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in James Watkin’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s classic ghost story, The Woman in Black.
Hinds will play the local land-owner Mr. Daily, who warns young Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) that Eel Marsh House isn’t exactly a place to wondering about after dark, or even during daylight hours. Janet McTeer will play the role of Mrs. Daily.
Earlier in the summer I spoke to James Watkins about his forthcoming production – and even discussed the fact it might not be in 3D after all. To read our exclusive interview click James Watkins Interview. Turns out he won the battle too.
The Woman In Black has been written by Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman and begins shooting on 23rd September for a late 2011 release. Perhaps they’ll keep the announcement of who’ll play the vengeful ghost a secret?
The Woman In Black is the story a young London solicitor sent the north east of England to oversee the funeral and papers of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow. Once there he is warned about the sinister and supernatural goings-on, but laughs it off as local superstition. When he spies a grieving young woman dressed entirely in black at at the back of the church during the ceremony, Arthur Kipps world and his believes are severely tested, pushing him to the brink of madness.
Stay tuned for more news on this production in the coming months. The original 1989 television movie contains one of the scariest moments ever. Will Watkins’ new film top it?