Last year’s “Woman in Black,” starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins, grossed over $130 million worldwide with the same production team. Entertainment One Films will once again co-finance the film and distribute in the U.K., Spain and Canada.
Tom Harper is directing the sequel, which will continue the story four decades later when a group of children evacuated from London during WWII arrive at Eel Marsh House, awakening its darkest inhabitant.
Jon Croker (“Desert Dancer”) wrote the screenplay, based on an original story by “The Woman in Black” author Susan Hill.
Sales are being handled by Alex Walton of Exclusive Media, who will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes.
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Irvine will next be seen in “The Railway Man” opposite Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. He’s repped by CAA, Hatton McEwan Penford and Schreck Rose Dapello and Adams. Fox is repped by WME and the Curtis Brown Group.