Daniel Radcliffe has been busy making some serious post-Potter career decisions. The young actor has officially signed on to star in James Watkin’s adaptation of The Woman in Black. The film’s based off the novel of the same name and has a screenplay written by Kick-Ass’s Jane Goldman. Not a bad combination, huh?

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.

Daniel Radcliffe playing a young lawyer? The emphasis needs to be put on young! We don’t care if he can grow facial hair or not that’s going to be a hard sell. Production on the film is scheduled to begin sometime this fall. Radcliffe is a class act and has some decent acting chops, so maybe that will make him more believable in this role? Here’s what the director had to say about his involvement.

“’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.

Hmm, this will be an interesting collaboration indeed.

What do you think of Radcliffe starring in The Woman in Black?