Role Call: 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!

Gary Oldman, who portrayed Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, is preparing to direct a film he wrote called Flying Horse, which is a biopic about Eadweard Muybridge, a man who played a key role in the development of motion pictures. What’s more, Oldman is eyeing Potter co-star Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) to play the title character! Oldman would also have a role in the film, as Muybridge’s attorney. Read more about the film here.

Meanwhile another Marauder, David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), has joined the cast of Eliza Graves, a film that will be directed by Brad Anderson. The film is based on “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” by Edgar Allen Poe. It tells the story of a young doctor working at a mental institution where he falls in love with one of his patients. Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, and Ben Kingsley are also cast in the film. Read the original article here.

Finally, Potter director David Yates has replaced Ang Lee as director for the pilot of the new series Tyrant, which is a political drama about an American family in an unstable Middle Eastern country. Tyrant is the creation of Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, who also created the hit television sereis Homeland. The project has been earmarked for FX. Read the original article here.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.