Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man) and British actress Phoebe Fox (Black Mirror, Switch) have signed on to star in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment in the series of the worldwide box office hit The Woman in Black. The announcement was made today by Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media (Hammer's parent company), Brian Oliver, President of Cross Creek Pictures and Xavier Marchand, Entertainment One's President of Worldwide Distribution.
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death will continue the story four decades later. Seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant.
Directed by Tom Harper, the film will be brought to the big screen by the same production team behind The Woman in Black and produced by Exclusive Media's Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes, Cross Creek Pictures' Brian Oliver and Talisman Films' Richard Jackson, in addition to Roy Lee who will serve as Executive Producer.
Screenwriter Jon Croker wrote the screenplay, based on an original story by Susan Hill (The Woman in Black).
Sales are being handled by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media's President of International Sales and Distribution who will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes. Entertainment One Films will once again co-finance the film and distribute in the UK, Spain and Canada.
Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, had this to say in a statement.
"We are thrilled to have Jeremy and Phoebe join our team on The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. I definitely feel that under the direction of Tom Harper, they will take Jon Croker's script and each deliver a wonderfully compelling performance."
Director Tom Harper also released his own statement.
"Jeremy and Phoebe are fantastic actors to continue The Woman in Black's chilling tale. I'm looking forward to working with them both on the film and can't wait to start shooting with the pair."