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Industry Roundup: Daniel Radcliffe Picks Horror Flick, Sam Raimi Takes On Wyatt Earp

DanRad Goes Dark: Daniel Radcliffe will star in the 3-D gothic thriller The Woman in Black, based on the 1983 Susan Hill novel. The project will be directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and written by Kick-Ass scribe Jane Goldman. The Harry Potter star will play a young lawyer who must work by himself in an “old and isolated house.” He eventually discovers that the local village is “held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.” Though it becomes less scary when it’s revealed the ghost is just Moaning Myrtle swinging by to check up on her old bud. [Deadline]

Raimi O.K. for Earp Project: Sam Raimi is attached to direct Earp: Saints for Sinners, an adaptation of a graphic novel created by Matt Cirulnick and Mandeville exec David Manpearl. Cirulnick, who also co-wrote the graphic novel, will be charged with writing the screenplay. The sci-fi story reimagines Earp — best known for his legendary O.K. Corral gunfight — in a future in which he “takes on outlaws in a ravaged society where the only boomtown left is Las Vegas.” As long as he's not checking into corrals on Foursquare, sending Earp to the future sounds okay to us. [Heat Vision/HR]

Double Duty: Kirsten Vangsness, who already stars as Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, will also join the midseason replacement series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior — which boasts Oscar winner Forest Whitaker — as a series regular. Vangsness will play the same role in both shows, her “computer wizard who helps research cases.” It's gotta sting for Minds' recently fired females that while they're left with nothing, Vangsness now gets a second part. [Deadline]

Double Duty: Kirsten Vangsness, who already stars as Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, will also join the midseason replacement series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior — which boasts Oscar winner Forest Whitaker — as a series regular. Vangsness will play the same role in both shows, her “computer wizard who helps research cases.” It's gotta sting for Minds' recently fired females that while they're left with nothing, Vangsness now gets a second part. [Deadline]

The Lowe Down: Rob Lowe has joined HBO stars Thomas Jane and Jeremy Piven in the indie ensemble thriller I Melt With You. Lowe will play a doctor “struggling with deep personal loss and a growing drug addition” in the Mark Pellington film. [Deadline]

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: It’s now been confirmed that, as had been rumored, Tim Burton will develop and direct the film adaptation of Matt Wilson’s board game Monsterpocalypse. The game centers on gigantic robots created to protect mankind from giant aliens. John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride) is onboard to write the script. [Variety]

Wes's World: Wes Bentley, Angus Macfadyen, Julian Sands (24), Jessica Szohr, (Gossip Girl) and Laura Ramsey (Mad Men) will star in indie post-apocalyptic drama Hirokin. Alejo Mo-Sun is directing the film from his own script, which follows a “reluctant hero” (Bentley) who must choose between “avenging the murder of his family or fighting for the freedom of a people long abused.” Those of us whose most pressing decisions are of the "take a nap or watch another episode of Real Housewives" caliber should surely be able to relate. [Variety]

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