The film, directed by James Watkins, stars How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying's Daniel Radcliffe, Tony Award winner Janet McTeer (A Doll's House, Mary Stuart) and Ciarán Hinds (The Seafarer, Closer). "The Woman in Black," based on the 1983 fictional novel by Susan Hill, was adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt in 1987 and has now been adapted for the big screen by Jane Goldman.
The plot for the movie is described as a "story [that] follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true identity."