EXCLUSIVE: Hinds will play the local landowner who counsels Daniel Radcliffe as he investigates this Victorian mystery. Radcliffe and Hinds have just worked together on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Hinds playing Prof Dumbledore’s brother. McTeer will play Hinds’ on-screen wife, Mrs Daily. Based on the modern classic novel, The Woman In Black has been adapted by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass), and will be directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake). Shooting begins September 23. Exclusive Media Group – parent company of producer Hammer Films – is co-financing with Canadian distributor Alliance Films. It’s also handling international sales. Hammer tells me that it’s now decided NOT to shoot in 3D as first announced. Hurrah. If there’s one project that really doesn’t need the 3D gimmick, it’s this one.

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