Daniel Radcliffe Moves to Horror in Post-Potter Career

10 Nov

There will be a tough adjustment for the three young Harry Potter stars (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson) after having ten straight years of a steady paycheck. However, with the talent that three of them showed, they show a lot of promise; it will just be up to them to make the right moves.

Radcliffe, the series’ main star, has picked a period horror film as his next vehicle. It is called The Woman in Blackdirected by James Watkins (Eden Lake), written by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass), and revolves around a lawyer who travels to a small village to investigate the death of one of his clients. While he is there he catches a glimpse of a  mysterious woman dressed only in a black dress. The locals remain silent and he realizes that is up to him to reveal her true intentions.

Here is a look at one of the first pictures to come out from the project:

I think this is a good move for Radcliffe. While it is not moving away from a fantasy genre, it gives him the chance to play a more grown up character in an attempt to break free of the “childish” mode he has had to play for a while. Plus, he is attached to a film that has a renowned writer and director and this film will probably be a success. Look for it to come out in theaters late next year.

What are your thoughts? Is this a good move for Radcliffe? Will be able to break away from the “Potter” stigma?

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3 Responses to “Daniel Radcliffe Moves to Horror in Post-Potter Career”

  1. seanings November 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Frankly, I think Radcliffe has already begun to shed his Potter image. After performing in “Equus” on West End and Broadway, I think people began to take him more seriously. The play is requires more maturity than anything else he has done and required full nudity. He’s on his way and this film is sure to help.

    • Chris Petersen November 10, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

      I heard about Equus and I think out of the three he is best set up to succeed outside of Harry Potter. I think Rupert Grint is going to have the hardest time out of the three.

  2. seanings November 11, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    Agreed. 100%.

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