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First look at Daniel Radcliffe in the period horror film The Woman in Black

11.10.2010

With the HARRY POTTER series coming to an end, its principal stars will finally have the opportunity to really delve into broader and more diverse film roles, opening up their careers and testing the range of their thespian chops. Emma Watson is already filming her first post-POTTER role in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, and now we're getting our first glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe in his upcoming Hammer horror flick THE WOMAN IN BLACK.

And he looks good! However, typecasting is an inevitability in this business, especially true for the young actors who grew up within a franchise as large and culturally significant as Harry Potter. With that in mind, do you buy Radcliffe in the role of a lawyer in a horror film? He looks mature (losing the glasses helps) and we know the guy can act. It'll be interesting to see how audiences respond to Radcliffe in this and in subsequent films.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK - from director James Watkins (EDEN LAKE) and writer Jane Goldman (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, KICK-ASS) - is currently filming and is expected to be released sometime next year.

Synopsis: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

Extra Tidbit: Radcliffe got his dong out in the 2007 revival of the play "Equus". Not sure if that has anything to do with typecasting, but there you go.
Source: ComingSoon

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