'The Woman In Black': Daniel Radcliffe's Upcoming Horror Film Is 'A Very Big Step'

We told you yesterday that this could very well be the biggest year in Daniel Radcliffe's career, and we weren't kidding. He's currently starring as the conniving but charming J. Pierpont Finch in the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," he's finishing up the "Harry Potter" franchise this summer and then in February, he'll really stretch those acting muscles as a horror lead in "The Woman in Black."

"The Woman in Black" tells the story of a man (Radcliffe) sent to settle a deceased client's affairs in a small England town, stumbling upon the titular haunted presence in the process. It's a big step forward for Radcliffe in many ways, but don't take our word for it — after the jump, see why Radcliffe thinks "The Woman in Black" is a critical notch in his continually impressive career!

He's Overcoming His Fears

"It's the kind of film that I probably wouldn't see if I wasn't in it," he told MTV News, revealing that he scares very easily. "And I know a lot of people that have said that they aren't going to be able to see it and I'm going to have to force them to, because, yeah, it does look really, really terrifying."

He's Growing Up

"I think it will be a very big step for me as well, because I'm playing older for the first time," Radcliffe said of his character. "I'm playing a dad [who] would have been about the age of 25, so yeah, it's a big forward for me in a lot of ways. So hopefully it will be successful,"

He's Scaring The Heck Out Of People

"It's going to be terrifying, and at the test screening they had, apparently people were leaping out of their seats terrified, so I think it's just going to be a really, really good movie," he revealed. "I'm looking forward to the full trailer coming out, presumably months down the line because I think when people start to see more and more, I think the buzz about it will continue to build."

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