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.
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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