Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer have joined the cast of “The Woman in Black” for Hammer Films and Alliance Films says Deadline.
This adaptation of Susan Hill’s gothic supernatural horror novel follows a young solicitor (Daniel Radcliffe) who takes up a short residence at Eel Marsh House, a desolate and secluded coastal mansion cut off at high tide from the nearby market town in rural England.
Alone and sorting out the affairs of the elderly widow owner who recently died, the lawyer is spooked by unexplained noises and visions of a mysterious woman in black. The book has been adapted into a memorable stage play that has been done around the world for over two decades.
Hinds will play the local land-owner Mr. Daily who counsels the solicitor as he investigates, while McTeer will play Daily’s wife. James Watkins (Eden Lake) directs from a script by Jane Goldman (“Kick Ass”), and shooting kicks off September 23rd.
The project was originally slated to be shot in 3D, but Hammer Films has decided NOT to film in 3D.