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Confirmed: Dan Radcliffe to Star as Arthur Kipps in "The Woman in Black" (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
July 19, 2010, 01:05 PM

Update: A number of casting rumours had surfaced over the weekend that Dan Radcliffe would be starring in a 2011 film adaptation of The Woman in Black. We can now report that this rumour is actually true, thanks to our Order Partner who obtained confirmation from an official press release at Producer Simon Oakes is quoted saying he can think of "no better actor to play the role of Arthur Kipps" than Daniel Radcliffe. Director James Watkins also spoke about the Harry Potter actor:

“’When I met Dan, it was quite uncanny how closely our thoughts on the story mirrored each other: I can’t wait to get down to work with him to fashion a compelling character and a classy ghost story that tugs at the heart and chills to the bone,” says James Watkins.

Radcliffe himself described Jane Goldman's script as "beautifully written - both tender and terrifying in equal measure" and said that he was "incredibly excited" to be a part of the film. According to the press release, production on "The Woman in Black" is due to begin this autumn. The film is produced by Simon Oakes for Exclusive Media Group's Hammer Films label and Richard Jackson at Talisman Films.

Arthur Kipps is a young lawyer who glimpses a woman dressed entirely in black as he works in the isolated home of a recently deceased client. A stage play adaptation of the thriller has been running in London's West End since 1989.

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4852 Points

Ohhhh! I hope its true! I can’t wait to see him in another movie!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 18, 2010, 06:40 PM report to moderator
4852 Points


Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 18, 2010, 06:41 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Dan would make a good "young lawyer. If the rumours are true, Dan is broadening his the roles he takes on still further. Good for him.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on July 18, 2010, 07:00 PM report to moderator
53 Points

I know Dan has done some other things in the past, but I have yet to see any of it. I look forward to seeing him in different roles.

Posted by ButterBeer-aholic on July 18, 2010, 07:04 PM report to moderator
2408 Points

Speaking of actors being cast: Tom Felton in ‘Rise of the Apes’ Sounds rubbish to me:

Posted by KiwiMcI on July 18, 2010, 07:53 PM report to moderator
255 Points

Does anyone else think that it’s going to be hard to accept Dan Radcliffe as a character other than Harry potter? I think it might be kinda weird to see him as anyone else.

Posted by Silvery Doe on July 18, 2010, 09:17 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

weird but good for him
ride the train bro

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on July 18, 2010, 09:59 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

well that’s cool.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on July 18, 2010, 10:28 PM report to moderator
1479 Points

alright already getting in more stuff

Posted by magicmaniac on July 18, 2010, 10:31 PM report to moderator
478 Points

@Silvery Doe I know what you mean. It’s not that Dan’s not a good actor, because he’s very good and has a bright future (i hope!) ahead of him, but it’ll be weird after 10 years of seeing him as Harry to see him as anyone else. It’s like… hearing JKR talk about a different book series, or to read something written from her but about something different. You can feel the Rowling, and recognize her awesome, but it’s different. Not bad, but different.

Posted by ProfessorAlice on July 18, 2010, 10:38 PM report to moderator
236 Points

I wonder if it is a major part being that Lawyer or no?

Posted by RavenclawZombie on July 18, 2010, 10:57 PM report to moderator
236 Points

Either way, congrats to DAN

Posted by RavenclawZombie on July 18, 2010, 10:57 PM report to moderator
6552 Points

I hope this is true, I would like to see him in a more adult setting.

Posted by Figment on July 19, 2010, 12:24 AM report to moderator
80 Points

atleast Dan looks hot in the picture ^
well it’ll be a different experience to see him in other movies beside hp

Posted by potterprab on July 19, 2010, 12:50 AM report to moderator
3752 Points

I wouldn’t be surprised if he was in the film.

Posted by OddRavenclaw222~WBM~ on July 19, 2010, 01:25 AM report to moderator
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