Castium Revelio: Fantastic Fashion and Date Delays

The stars of Fantastic Beasts are among some of the most fashionable in the industry. It’s, therefore, never a surprise to see them killing it on the red carpet and fronting covers and campaigns for the hottest magazines and designers. This week saw another inspired outfit from Ezra Miller, and Zoë Kravtiz dropping more details on her new lipstick line for Yves Saint Laurent, and you can find out more about both below! We also have a new The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance featurette and confirmation that Gemma Chan will be joining the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals, plus bumped-back dates for not one but three wizarding world alumni films. Put on your best pout and stalk that catwalk; it’s time to get glamorous in this week’s Casting News! Castium Revelio!

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Harry Potter Cast & Crew

In less than a week, we’ll finally be able to journey back to Thra, and this time, Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow), Toby Jones (voice of Dobby), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Skender, Fantastic Beasts), and Natalie Dormer (narrator of the Harry Potter: A History of Magic audiobook) are coming with us! We doubt you need any help getting amped up for the August 30 Netflix premiere of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, but we’ve got a behind-the-scenes featurette for you anyway!

 

 

We know the urge will be strong to spend all of August 30 binging Age of Resistance, but be sure to take a little time out to hit the theater for the premiere of Ralph Fiennes‘ new film, Official Secrets! In the meantime, enjoy this new clip.

 

 

Meanwhile, Fiennes’ other upcoming blockbuster no longer has to be known simply as Bond 25. The official title of the new 007 adventure was released last week, and it sounds as if James Bond is much too busy to deal with any more supervillains’ shenanigans. No Time to Die will premiere April 3, 2020, in the United Kingdom and April 8, 2020, in the United States.

 

 

Speaking of big projects on the horizon, we’re of course still all aflutter about Downton Abbey, starring Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) and Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), and while the US release date of September 20 is a week behind the UK’s September 13, if you have an Alamo Drafthouse nearby, you may be able to beat everyone to it. Drafthouses all over the US will be screening the film September 12, complete with fancy-dress parties, and you can check online for ticket information. As for the September 20 theater premiere, you may want to snag your tickets in advance, as the Hollywood Reporter says presales have already exceeded those of any other drama thus far in 2019.

Continuing the Downton lowdown, the official soundtrack for the film is set for a September 13 release, featuring music by composer John Lunn that reflects the 1920s era, during which the movie is set. We also have a pair of videos for you to enjoy, the first a new clip featuring a taste of Dowager Countess sass and the second bringing you Smith and costar Hugh Bonneville live on stage, discussing a potential “documentary” about the Crawley clan.

 

 

 

Staunton’s upcoming six-part ITV series, meanwhile – A Confession – finally has an air date, and it’s coming up quickly! Look for the show, also starring Martin Freeman, beginning September 2. The actress also recently spoke with Hello! about whether or not she’d ever consider reprising her role as Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Staunton said she hadn’t ever seen the play but feels she’s “made her impact” on the wizarding world and wouldn’t likely return. That doesn’t mean, however, that she’s finished terrorizing children.

Of course, I can scare people. I don’t get a lot of kids coming up to me actually. It’s the grown-up kids – you want to say ‘you are 35’ – but they grew up with it. ‘Harry Potter’ doesn’t stop, does it?

Disney has been fiddling about with release dates once again, and it’s going to mean a longer wait to see two films featuring wizarding world stars. The first is The Woman in the Window, starring Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) and Amy Adams, which moves from October 4 to May 15, 2020. And secondly, Cruella, starring Dame Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) and Emma Stone, will move from December 2020 all the way to May 28, 2021. Boo! Hiss!

Oldman’s The Laundromat, meanwhile, has been added to the lineup at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, as have The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson, and Waiting for the Barbarians, starring Pattinson, Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts), and Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley). The festival will run September 20–28. Lastly on the Oldman front, Killers Anonymous will be released August 28 in UK theaters and has a brand-new poster to boot!

 

 

While we’re on the topic of film festivals, two more that are coming up next month in Canada are the Calgary International Film Festival September 18–29 in Calgary, Alberta, and Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival September 14–22 in Sudbury, Ontario. You can check out the full festival lineups at the links above, but we can tell you both festivals will feature The Song of Names, starring Richard Bremmer (Voldemort, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone); Guest of Honour, starring David Thewlis (Remus Lupin); Frankie, starring Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody); Judy, starring Sir Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore); and Assholes: A Theory, featuring John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick). CIFF will also screen A White, White Day, starring Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (Grimmson, Fantastic Beasts), and CSIFF will screen The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), and Sometimes Always Never, starring Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour).

If you’re a regular reader of Casting News and/or a big fan of Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), you know the actor has a fondness for portraying artists, having starred as J.M.W. Turner in Mr Turner and L.S. Lowry in Mrs Lowry & Son. Spall sat down recently with the Times to discuss the two roles, divulging that he actually learned to paint while filming Mr Turner. He wouldn’t go as far as to call art a hobby, however, “because I don’t find it particularly enjoyable. I want it to be right. I beat myself up when I’m doing it.” You can read the full interview at the link above.

Deadline Hollywood reports Season 3 of Killing Eve has commenced production, with Harriet Walter (The Crown) and Danny Sapani (Harlots) joining the cast. Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) will, of course, be reprising her award-winning role as Carolyn Martens for the third season of the BBC America series.

Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) talked Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last week with the Hollywood Reporter, expressing his belief that the return of director J.J. Abrams for the final installment in the Skywalker saga was the best possible outcome.

He invented all of those characters. It’s important to take risks when you’re making films, and J.J. takes them in the right way. I thought that it was really smart and very, very fortuitous that they got him back.

Gleeson was also pressed to offer up a few adjectives that describe the film, which he sort-of-but-not-really did. You can check out his full interview on the Hollywood Reporter site.

It’s the same as any other ‘Star Wars’ film. It’s excitement, fun, and anticipation, but that’s true of any ‘Star Wars’ movie, not just this one. Yeah, I don’t want to be the one to offer up an adjective, which will get splashed everywhere, because then I’ll get a phone call and I’ll be in trouble.

David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) and Jessica Hynes (voice of Mafalda Hopkirk) will return for a second season of their popular BBC dramedy There She Goes, Digital Spy says. Season 2 of the show – which follows the highs and lows of a family containing a young child with a learning disability – will consist of five episodes and will move from BBC4 to BBC2. Tennant and Hynes play the parents, Simon and Emily, and the second season will pick up 18 months after the first left off.

Twenty Jewish artists have signed an open letter to the team behind an upcoming West End production of Falsettos to express their shock that the cast of the show about a Jewish family does not include Jewish actors. Miriam Margolyes (Pomona Sprout) and Maureen Lipman are among those signing the letter, the Telegraph reports.

Jewishness is easy to caricature, and this seems all the more disappointing when Jewish representation is absent and the ability of Jews to tell or contribute to their own stories is dismissed.

You’ll soon be able to relive the magic that was the Elton John biopic Rocketman in the comfort of your own home. Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey) starred as Ivy, John’s grandmother, in the film, which is set for Blu-ray release tomorrow in the US and September 30 in the UK. You can preorder your copy at the links above.

Amazon Prime’s gorgeous-looking new series Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom as Rycroft Philostrate, Cara Delevingne as Vignette Stonemoss, and Simon McBurney (voice of Kreacher) as Runyan Millworthy, will finally be available Friday, and as we count down the hours, you can check out a character profile of Millworthy and featurettes on Vignette and Philo below.

 

 

 

 

Deadline Hollywood says producer Scott Rudin is currently developing a US adaptation of Mum, the popular BBC2 comedy starring Peter Mullan (Corban Yaxley) and Lesley Manville. The series – which follows Cathy, a mother facing 60 and the prospect of life following the death of her husband – aired its third season earlier this year in the UK.

If you’ve listened to the American Harry Potter audiobooks, then you know and love the voice of Jim Dale, and the actor will take the stage September 23 at the Guild Hall in New York, New York, for An Evening with Jim Dale. Dale will cover material from his newly finished autobiography, and you can purchase tickets online.

David Yates (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts director) will be a member of the jury at this year’s Raindance Film Festival in London. The festival will run September 18–29 and will also feature a screening of Gloomy Eyes, a virtual-reality short featuring the vocal talents of Colin Farrell (Percival Graves, Fantastic Beasts).

The Hollywood News reports that we’ll soon be seeing Stephen Fry (narrator of the UK Harry Potter audiobooks) in a new film. Tomorrow tells the story of a soldier struggling with PTSD after being injured by an IED in Afghanistan and is scheduled for a September 27 release in the UK.

 

Stephen Fry is featured in the new movie poster for "Tomorrow".

Fantastic Beasts Cast & Crew

If you’ve been wondering what ever happened to Jude Law‘s (Albus Dumbledore) film The Rhythm Section, which was originally slated for a February release before being bumped back to November, you’ll have to keep on wondering a bit longer. Variety reports the movie has been pushed back once again, this time from November 22 to January 31, 2020. Law joins Blake Lively in the film about a heroine who adopts the identity of an assassin in order to get to the bottom of her family’s death in a plane crash.

It’s a given at this point that where Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) goes, fashion glory will follow, and Vogue reports the actor and musician’s appearance at an event in Korea for Urban Decay’s Pretty Different campaign was no exception to the rule. Miller dazzled in a printed dress, patchwork jacket, and knee-high boots, and you can check out a photo as well as an interview with W Korea below.

 

Ezra Miller struts his stuff during an appearance in Korea for Urban Decay's Pretty Different campaign.

 

 

As we let you know previously, Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) has developed a new lipstick line with Yves Saint Laurent, and full details about the collection’s launch are finally available. Kravitz named the shades after important people in her life, and you can read all about it on Vogue‘s website.

 

Zoë Kravitz shows off one of the new shades in her lipstick line for Yves Saint Laurent.

 

Carmen Ejogo (Seraphina Picquery) has joined the cast of Bryan Cranston’s upcoming Showtime series Your Honor, Variety reports.

Cranston stars as a respected New Orleans judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit, and impossible choices. […] Ejogo will play Lee Delamere, a smart lawyer at a moneyed law firm whose passionate pursuit of justice pulls her back into the New Orleans criminal justice system.

We let you know previously that Gemma Chan (Madam Ya Zhou) was in talks to join the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals, and /Film now reports the actress’s participation has been confirmed. Chan will portray Sersi, one of the Eternals, in the film, which is slated for a November 6, 2020, release.

That’ll do it for another week of MuggleNet’s Casting News! Drop us a line in the comments if you’ve heard of a new project involving wizarding world alumni… or if you’re pretty sure there’s more to life than being really, really, really ridiculously good looking.

Brienne Green

I'm a passionate journalist, feeding my wizarding world obsession on MuggleNet by night, forever trying to find ways to work "Potter" references into high school sports stories by day. When not writing, I can be often be found making quiche at 2 a.m., playing Queen tunes on the piano, or talking (and talking and talking) about Sirius Black.