CBS Films Nails The Woman in Black

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The Woman in BlackWe hope for the sake of all that it holy that they used a condom. Wait, what? Oh. Well that’s a different matter entirely. Never mind that first sentence. Though we do advocate safe sex here at Dread Central, we were way off base with it.

Deadline is reporting that CBS Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the big screen adaptation of the Susan Hill novel The Woman in Black. No word on a Stateside release date, but her evil will be opening in UK cinemas on February 10, 2012.

Joining star Daniel Radcliffe are Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Alisa Khazanova, Tim McMullan, Roger Allam, Daniel Cerqueira, Shaun Dooley, Mary Stockley, Cathy Sara, David Burke, Victor McGuire, and Lucy May Barker. James Watkins (Eden Lake) is at the directorial helm with a screenplay by Jane Goldman.

The Woman in Black follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in an old and isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover its tragic secrets, and his unease grows when he discovers that the local village is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.

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