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Role Call: Tom Riddle learns about strange love

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In this week's Casting News, we find Oscar winners inhabiting the jungle, Tom Riddle learning all about love (finally!), and Arthur Weasley continuing his foray into the Muggle world of daytime quiz shows. All that and more...Check it out! Read More »

Role Call: Fairy tale edition!

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After our adventures at LeakyCon in Florida this last week and meeting some of the "Harry Potter" cast, the staff at MuggleNet is even more excited about upcoming projects by our favorite actors and actresses! There's a lot to cover from the past few weeks, and we hope that you'll be just as anxious to hear all about the new roles our HP alumni have taken on. Take a look! Read More »

Video: New sneak peek of J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves’ conversation from “Wizard’s Collection”

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A new clip of the one-on-one conversation between J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves from the upcoming Harry Potter Wizard's Collection has been released online. This featurette is part of the documentary, Creating the World of Harry Potter - Part 7: Story, that is included with the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 section of the collection. Read More »

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

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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 »

Screenwriter Steve Kloves gained trust of J.K. Rowling with one word

In a new article posted today by MovieLine, J.K. Rowling revealed how apprehensive she was at handing the keyboard over to screenwriter Steve Kloves for the movie adaptation of her magical world. Read More »

Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves talks decade of magic with New York Times

A new article in Saturday’s New York Times features Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves and his decade’s work on the highest-grossing franchise of all time. \”‘I took my cues from Jo,’ Mr. Kloves said, speaking of Ms. Rowling. ‘The first day I met her, she said: ‘I know the movies can’t be the books. All that I ask is that you be true to the characters.’ And I believe I’ve fulfilled that request.’\” In \”A Screenwriter’s Hogwarts Decade,\” Kloves talks about how after swimming in the narrative for decades he began to anticipate certain events: including Snape’s true allegiance and the fact Dumbledore was gay. He admits he did have a few missteps. He believed Hermione was going to die and de-emphasized the character of Dobby early on, to which J.K. Rowling told him he may want to revisit his scenes. \”‘If you can get her to talk about it, it’s so remarkable what she knows,’ he said. ‘I once e-mailed her and asked her what were the 12 uses of dragon’s blood and she wrote back in 30 seconds what they all were.’\” Thanks to Sara via Twitter! Read More »

LA Times kicks off Potter interview series with Steve Kloves

The Los Angeles Times has some really cool news for Potter fans: “Each day, the blog will bring you new [Potter] interviews with the cast and crew, as well as exclusive news, photos, interactive polls and a few surprises.” The first interview is with Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves, who provides some great insight on writing scripts for the series: What kind of things do you run by Rowling? A range of things, even something really simple. I once asked about the 12 uses of dragon’s blood, which is referenced in the books. There are writers who would write “12 uses of dragon’s blood” and not have a clue what they are; it just sounds cool. But I emailed her to ask (and this was 10 years ago), and 25 seconds later I get an email back with a list. Do tell. She's only mentioned “oven cleaner” in interviews. One is an oven cleaner, yes. Another is a spot remover. . . . It was really amazing. Really, the books are only the thinnest surface of what she knows about the series. Where Jo is helpful in a more serious way for me is when I want to know more about ... Read More »

Yates and Kloves talk Half-Blood Prince

In a new interview, Harry Potter director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves discuss the Half-Blood Prince movie. Kloves, the adapter of all but one Potter novel (Phoenix), writes first drafts that tend “to be both wishful and practical” in his desire to retain Rowling's details and plot twists. “Wishful in the sense that I want to get the entire book on the page and practical in the sense that I know the wishful side of me is insane.” Prince presented challenges because of “a series of memories that inform the past and the present.” While Yates “enjoyed the flashbacks enormously as separate incidents, he didn't feel they were satisfying within the whole. In other words, they diluted the dramatic experience from his point of view and he felt we needed to concentrate exclusively on those memories that informed one particular thread of the story – the story I was, by and large, telling.” Thanks to everyone who emailed. Read More »

Steve Kloves talks Deathly Hallows split

Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves today sent an email to the Baltimore Sun, shedding light on his thoughts of the Deathly Hallows split announced yesterday: “Years ago,” he writes, “we briefly – and seriously – considered doing Goblet of Fire as two films. So this concept is not altogether new. As for Deathly Hallows, I intuited – almost from the first moments I began reading it and certainly once I’d finished – that to realize the story in a single film was going to be a tall order. Others in 'the group' felt similarly. So the idea of two films began to get kicked around as early as late summer of 2007. We didn’t take it lightly. But ultimately everyone felt that despite the challenges it would present, it was the most sound creative decision. I’m sure some will think we’re crazy. Read the full interview here! Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip. Read More »