Radcliffe Will Follow ‘Potter’ With ‘The Woman In Black’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm,

As a franchise comes to a close with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the futures of the young Potter stars’ careers now go under the spotlight. Daniel Radcliffe has assured himself another year of employment by signing on to play Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black.

Radcliffe’s co-star Emma Watson has already announced her follow-up project as she balances an acting career with college life. Watson will appear in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower alongside Logan Lerman. That leaves Rupert Grint to find a major film to latch onto. But back Harry Potter’s future.

The Woman in Black is a 3D thriller by director James Watkins. The film takes a supernatural turn after introducing us to a seemingly standard man.

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.”

For some reason it sounds like Stranger Than Fiction meets Wanted. That’s the vibe I get from this tale of an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.

Harry Potter cast careers Radcliffe Will Follow Potter With The Woman In Black

Regardless of the film itself, of which details are scarce, the real story here is the career of Daniel Radcliffe. The last time we heard from him in a major non-Harry Potter role, Radcliffe was naked on a theater stage in England. This sounds a little more promising.

The Woman in Black is an interesting concept. It may not have needed the Harry Potter tag to gain notoriety, but this sure helps create some buzz. As details arise, we will keep you updated on the film as well as to the futures of Harry Potter‘s young stars.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will be shown in regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on November 19th, 2010, with Part II arriving on July 15th, 2011.

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  1. The story is actually based on a 1983 book and a 1987 play.
    Go here if you are not afraid of a full story description.


    Having seen the play I’m pretty stoked over this being a movie. The play was terrifying without the need for showing blood/gore or the normal and predictable jump-out-and-scare-you techniques. I just hope they don’t try converting it into some sort of “modern telling” including the blood and gore. It was refreshing to be scared by letting your own imagination run wild.

    • Just saw the show in London on a recent excursion . . . fabulous in its simplicity of design . . . something one hopes will translate onto the silver screen with the same economy.

  2. Well that story sounds great corran thanks,im sure gonna see this^^

  3. Rupert Grint is actually slated to appear as Eddie the Eagle in the movie “Eddie the Eagle”. He’s starred in several roles outside of Potter, and has a couple in the works. So, he will have a career after Potter.

    • I was only speaking generally. Internationally he need s a post-Harry Potter career. Is that Eddie the Eagle really a big movie? I got the sense it was only a UK film. But that was straight assumption on my part. Apologies if i am wrong.

      • Mike, Rupert’s Eddie the Eagle movie is a UK/US co-production, so it’s not a small film as you say it is. And I know for a fact that he has at least two more projects in the works and will be announced as soon as everything is set in stone.

        As for Dan, as it had been mentioned before, Woman in Black is an indie.

        As for Emma, she is not confirmed to be in Wallflower, she is still being considered. Nothing has been announced and confirmed yet. But she does not seem that interested in making films at the moment.

  4. Yep. i wish him and all the potter stars luck:)

  5. Rupert Grint is actually the one who hae made the most number of films outside the Potter films! He was in Thunderpants and Driving Lessons, and this year (2010), he has 3 movies released: Cherry Bomb, Wild Target and of course, the 1st part of the 7th Potter movie. He is also the first to land a lead role post-Potter, the movie “Eddie the Eagle”.

  6. Yeah Rupert(according to Columbus) is the better actor of the three…..and well,his acting is good from the “fight” we saw between him and Harry in the mtv teaser trailer…..

  7. All the HP actors are doing such a great job of setting up their post-Potter careers. Emma’s really big in the fashion world and is now a sophomore at Brown. And she’s currently looking at several film roles according to her site. Dan now has like 4 roles. He’s going to be so busy! Rupert’s films: Wild Target and Cherrybomb have recently been released in the UK and now he’s about to start filming the Eddie the Eagle biopic. Tom Felton just signed to a record label and also has 3 films coming up. They’re all doing amazing!!

  8. Yep. Congrats to them they deserve it…..*sigh* im gonna miss Harry Potter…..:(

  9. Mike, I hate to break it to you, but Daniel’s new film is also an indie, though has a bit more backing, but it’s still not a major blockbuster release. I’m not sure about Emma’s film which I believe isn’t set in stone. So you need to correct that as well.

    “Eddie The Eagle” is another indie but it probably won’t be just in the UK. Incidentally, “Wild Target” is being released worldwide by a number of distributors including FreeStyle Releasing for the US in November.

    I wish all the Potter kids luck. They are doing a tremendous job in focusing on projects outside the franchise.

  10. In what way does this sound like Stranger than Fiction meets Wanted? I’ve seen both of those films and cannot see even a tenuous link between them and this.