War Horse‘s Jeremy Irvine, pictured above, and Switch actress Phoebe Fox, pictured below, will star in Hammer’s follow-up to The Woman In Black, Deadline reports Monday morning.
Tom Harper is directing The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death, which picks up 40 years after the original film that starred Daniel Radcliffe and grossed $130M worldwide.
The new story is set during World War II after the government has seized the eerie Eel Marsh House and a group of evacuated children arrives to awaken its scary tenant. Jon Croker, a story editor on the first film, wrote the screenplay.
Check out the lengthy synopsis, which is being used at next Month’s Cannes market.
“The Woman in Black was set in the early 1900s and detailed the story of a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the U.K. to sort out the papers of a recently deceased client. In the eerie setting of Eel Marsh House he discovers the vengeful ghost of the title.
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.”