What do you do when the gravy train reaches the terminal? With no more Harry Potter paychecks on the way for Daniel Radcliffe after wrapping production on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the young actor is determined to keep his toes in the water and has been announced today as the star of Hammer Films production The Woman in Black.

The gothic thriller, based on the novel by Susan Hill, will be directed by Eden Lake-helmer James Watkins and comes from a script by the brilliant Jane Goldman, who wrote Stardust and Kick-Ass and is currently hard at work on X-Men: First Class.

Radcliffe will play a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who finds himself in a remote part of Britain to deal with a recently deceased client's paperwork. While working in the old house he starts experiencing horrific hauntings by the ghost of a scorned woman out for vengeance.
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