Daniel Radcliffe On the “Frightening” Woman in Black


Hammer’s upcoming ghost story

While talking to the L.A. Times about his end to the Harry Potter series, actor Daniel Radcliffe talked about his upcoming gig: A turn in Hammer Films’ The Woman in Black.

“When I met first met James Watkins, our director, he told me about a quote of Stanley Kubrick’s, which was that all films about the afterlife or ghosts are innately consoling. I think there’s something about that that is very true to our story. While it is a horror story and it is very frightening, it’s also about loss and grief. I read it on a plane, and I don’t know what the people around me must have thought. I kept jumping and gasping…”

That’s a positive endorsement. The Woman in Black 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, and his unease grows when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black.

Shooting begins later this year.

Source: L.A. Times