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Role Call: Did Someone Say Vogue?

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This week has been a busy one for the cast of "Harry Potter"! The first season of David Tennant's new series, "Jessica Jones", was released on Netflix, Domhnall Gleeson decided to channel his inner Naomi, while director Alfonso Cuarón shot a fashion film. All of that and more int this week's Role Call as we take a look at what your favorite cast members are up to these days! Read More »

So what do we ACTUALLY know about the “Fantastic Beasts” film?

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In light of yesterday's casting announcement, we take a look at what we do AND don't know about the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film. Read More »

Social Roundup: Hogwarts Express Special


This week, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London hosted an exclusive event to launch their latest addition: the Hogwarts Express. With appearances from celebrities, the return of MinaLima's art wall, and a resounding yes to the question of "Anything off the trolley, dears?", we take a look at how it all went down. Read More »

Hogwarts Express launched at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, CEO gives speech


Last night, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter officially launched the new Hogwarts Express feature with a special event. The Warner Bros. CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, gave a speech at the event, which was hosted by British television presenter Alex Zane. Read More »

David Heyman talks “Paddington” and “Fantastic Beasts”


Producer David Heyman discusses his work on "Paddington" and "Fantastic Beasts". Read More »

David Heyman reveals familiar face to help create “Fantastic Beasts”!

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In a new interview, David Heyman reveals that a familiar face will be taking part in creating the "Fantastic Beasts" series and when they anticipate filming to begin! Read More »

David Yates to direct “Fantastic Beasts”, plus more news from Warner Bros. on the upcoming films!


After months of speculation, it has been announced that David Yates is set to direct "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them", and the film series will be "at least" a trilogy. Find out more about what we've learned from the Time Warner Investor Meeting! Read More »

Role Call: Rags to Reunions


We have a lot to cover in this week's Casting News, including a first look at what a good Lucius Malfoy might have looked like, the secrets the Dowager Countess may be hiding, the "Harry Potter" reunion you weren't expecting, Stan Shunpike gets animated, and more details (finally!) on the new "Cinderella"! Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe discusses future as director


Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with "Variety" magazine to discuss his life post "Potter", his upcoming film "What If", and his future goals in the entertainment business, one of which is to make his directorial debut. Read More »

Role Call: Rumors, Release Dates, and Appearances Are Afoot!

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In the latest edition of MuggleNet Role Call, we find out which Harry Potter alum will be invading our televisions this fall, which long-awaited projects are slated for theatrical release, and which project has been placed on hold for the time being. Let's dive into the latest casting news like Harry in the Black Lake during his second Triwizard task, shall we? Read More »

Role Call: So Much Talent, So Little Time!

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With the amount of talent in the Harry Potter films, it really never comes as a surprise that there are always new projects to announce each week as part of our Casting News section. This week, however, it gets a little crazy! Take a break from those Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations and check in on your favorite Potter cast to see what they're up to this week! Read More »

Role Call: Trains, Caves, and Supermarkets – Wizards are everywhere!

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In this week's edition of Role Call, one member of the Weasley family helps Michael Caine on a bus ride, Scrimgeour reads some poetry, and Professor Sprout gives up her Hogwarts job for a supermarket gig! All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

David Yates directs new parody video for Robin Hood Tax/Oxfam starring “Potter” actors

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Harry Potter director David Yates directed a new parody film titled "2024: Future News," starring a variety of European actors, including Harry Potter's Rufus Scrimgeour (Bill Nighy) and Fleur Delacour (Clemence Poesy). The short film tells the story of what the future could be like if governments implement the Robin Hood Tax. Both Clemence and David shared their thoughts on this campaign. Read More »

Role Call: Scrimgeour a spy, Dumbledore & Dursley take center stage at HighTide Festival


This edition of Role Call is chocked full of a roundup of the latest casting and production news of many of Harry Potter's most esteemed alum. This week we'll be taking a look at the latest developments concerning Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Sir Michael Gambon, Harry Melling, David Yates, Bill NIghy, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Boneham Carter and Alfonso Cuarón. Read More »

“Role Call” – Tom Felton’s fashionable photo shoot, love letters from Bellatrix, and more!

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In the post Potter era that we live in, it isn't uncommon to read about the new roles our favorite stars have recently signed on for. This week was no exception. Read More »

New projects for David Yates, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, and David Thewlis

Everyone knows the stars and production staff from the Harry Potter films are some of the best the industry, and it seems that many of them have been up to a lot lately! Read More »

“Harry Potter” director David Yates to speak LIVE on Aertv Friday


David Yates, the director of Harry Potter 5-8, is scheduled to give a live interview tomorrow, January 25, on Aertv, an Irish television streaming website similar to Hulu. Read More »

‘Potter’ director David Yates commits to next project with Warner Bros. Pictures – ‘Tarzan’


According to Vulture, the director for the final four Harry Potter films, David Yates, has committed to his next project:  a film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan with Warner Bros. Pictures. There has been no confirmation of the casting for this film, but Yates is meeting up with up-and-coming actors like Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), and Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood). We will keep you updated as more information becomes available on this project. Read More »

Director David Yates will NOT direct “Your Voice in My Head”


We had previously reported that Harry Potter director David Yates was slated to direct the new film from Warner Brothers, Your Voice in My Head. Unfortunately, due to a personal issue involving the health of a family member, he has opted to step down as director for this film. Read More »

Steve Kloves to write and direct Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’ adaptation


Steve Kloves was the notable screenwriter for seven of the eight Harry Potter films. He is now slated to write and direct the Live-Action version of Rudy Kipling’s The Jungle Book under the Warner Brothers banner. This will not be Steve’s first directorial film as he has previously directed The Fabulous Baker Boys and Flash and Bone. We are also fairly certain that his version of The Jungle Book will be something that adults and kids can both enjoy. There is no word yet as to the actual expected release date for this film. Additionally, according to a report by Variety, David Yates – the director for the final four Harry Potter films – has come to agreement with Warner Brothers to direct another movie for Warner Brothers, which he signed under a first-look deal. We will report more on this film as information becomes available. However, David Yates will be focusing his efforts on A Voice in My Head, an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir that has Emma Watson attached. Read More »