War Horse‘s Jeremy Irvine and British actress Phoebe Fox (Switch) will star in Hammer’s follow-up to The Woman In Black. 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. Exclusive has international sales and will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes. EOne will co-finance and distribute in the UK, Spain and Canada.
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. Producers on Angel Of Death are Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Talisman Films’ Richard Jackson. Roy Lee of Vertigo is exec producing.