Horror sequel begins casting.

It has been announced that ‘War Horse’ star Jeremy Irvine and actress Phoebe Fox (‘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 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 Scouting Book for Boys’), 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.

The screenplay was penned by Jon Croker (‘Desert Dancer’) based on an original story by Susan Hill (‘The Woman In Black’).

In a statement Harper said: “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.”

‘The Woman in Black,’ starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (‘Eden Lake’) has become the highest-grossing British horror film of the past 20 years, grossing over $130 worldwide.