The ”Harry Potter” series is now just a magical memory for moviegoers and, for the young stars from the mega-franchise, the new challenge is to prove themselves beyond the stone walls of Hogwarts.
Tom Felton made a nice turn in well-regarded sci-fi hit “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and Emma Watson will be seen this year in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (with Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev and Logan Lerman), but the focus now is on Daniel Radcliffe, who returns to theaters on Feb.3 with the very different supernatural fare of ”The Woman in Black.”
The haunted film looks to have a very different spirit than “Potter,” according to Radcliffe, but it’s more than a spook show. “While it is a horror story and it is very frightening, it’s also about loss and grief,” the actor told Hero Complex much earlier in the project.
Radcliffe was just named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly thanks to the final “Potter” film and his own excursion into the song-and-dance world on Broadway, but with this new frightening project the question is whether “Potter” fans are willing to sit in the dark with the film.
Radcliffe isn’t looking back either way — he says it would be “self-defeating” to return to Hogwarts even if Hollywood decides there’s another film to be made.
We’ve got an exclusive look at the new poster for “The Woman in Black” and if you’d like to find out more about the movie check out our earlier conversation with Radcliffe.
– Geoff Boucher
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