Daniel Radcliffe To Star In ‘The Woman In Black’

'Harry Potter' actor will lead cast of thriller based on Susan Hill's 1983 ghost story.

Although his “Harry Potter” duties are not quite behind him — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” parts 1 and 2 open, respectively, in November 2010 and July 2011 — superstar Daniel Radcliffe is already lining up work. His post-Potter plans now include three projects that, like “Potter,” are book adaptations, as it was announced on Monday (July 19) that Radcliffe will lead the cast of “The Woman in Black,” based on Susan Hill’s 1983 novel.

Radcliffe will also return to Broadway for a revival in spring 2011 of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (from Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book of the same name) and recently signed on to star in a remake of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” due in 2012 and derived from Erich Maria Remarque’s beloved novel.

In “The Woman,” a thriller to be directed by James Watkins (“Eden Lake”), Radcliffe will play a young lawyer named Arthur Kipps who’s dispatched to sort out a recently deceased client’s affairs. He works from her creaky old house and, according to the studio’s press release, soon discovers the nearby town “is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.”

While Radcliffe’s upcoming endeavors have the based-on-a-book aspect in common, his lineup is actually very diverse: The young star seems determined to follow up his “Potter” credits with work that will show him to be a serious actor.

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