Watch the Harry Potter star in his next big role
The new trailer for Daniel Radcliffe‘s The Woman In Black has been released.
In his first major screen role since wrapping the Harry Potter series, Radcliffe plays young lawyer Arthur Kipps in the adaptation of the famous ghost story. You can watch the trailer at the top of the page.
Directed by James Watkins the screenplay has been written by Jane Goldman from the original novel by Susan Hill. Radcliffe stars alongside Janet McTeer and Ciaran Hinds. It is due for release in February 2012.
In the late 19th century-set story, Kipps travels to a country house to manage the affairs of a deceased client. But he is soon haunted by the ghost of a scorned woman out for revenge.
Talking about the role earlier this year, Radcliffe told Examiner:
I think what people will like about this film is they might be going ‘oh, we’re gonna see Harry Potter do his new film’ but like ten minutes in they’re really not gonna care about any of that and they’re gonna want to watch the film for what it is.
He continued: “The part was great because it was an older person. You know, I’m playing older than I normally have, which is difficult for people and I’m playing a father, which is a bit of a leap for some people, but I don’t quite understand why.
“I think we put Arthur’s age at about 24-25, with a five-year-old son, which is completely conceivable in modern day and even more so in the late 1800s. So it was perfect in that way. But it was also perfect because it wasn’t so different that people would start saying ‘oh he’s just trying to separate himself’ and all that other rubbish.”Video