Role Call: Scrimgeour a Spy, Dumbledore & Dursley Take Center Stage at HighTide Festival
As Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), opened recently at the Berlin Film Festival, a small piece of the score for the film was also released by Shore Fire Media. Written by composer Alexandre Desplat, a portion of the track “A Prayer for Madame D.” can be heard here. The soundtrack for the film is set for release on March 4, just three days before the debut of the film.
We recently questioned the roles taken on by Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), wondering if he would always be cast as the movie villain. Isaacs excels at playing the bad guy, but we’re happy to report that he has been cast in a six-part mini-series for the USA Network where he finally plays the hero. Dig is a project from executive producers and co-writers Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland) in which Isaacs plays Peter, an FBI agent who “uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making” while investigating the murder of an archaeologist in Jerusalem. The series is set for a premiere later this year.
Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) continues to make the media rounds to promote the Robocop remake. He recently talked with Graham Norton, whose show aired this evening on BBC America, joking about how his fan base went “from forty to four” after Potter ended. But in actuality, he says, “They’re so genuine. They come up, they want their picture taken and their autograph. They’re very sweet.”
Oldman can next be seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 17. Check your local CBS listings for specific show times.
A featurette for The Zero Theorem, starring David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), has been released prior to the film’s debut in the UK on March 14. In the brief interview, cast and crew comment on working with director Terry Gilliam, including Thewlis at about 52 seconds in. He says that working with Gilliam is like working with a Beatle; he is someone he has always wanted to work with. You can view the featurette here.
Two former Harry Potter cast members will be in attendance at the HighTide Festival at Halesworth running from April 10 to April 19. Sir Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) will participate in a series of face to face interviews, while Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) will be premiering a play he has written called Peddling. To learn details about the festival or to purchase tickets, visit The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, in person. MuggleNet will also be in attendance, so look forward to a review of the festival!
Director David Yates is taking on the King of the Jungle in the new Tarzan film. Warner Bros. released an official announcement, stating that pre-production on the live-action version of the Tarzan film has commenced. In addition, Harry Potter producer David Barron will also be a producer for the film, which is currently slated for a summer release in 2016. Says Sue Krull, the President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures,
“Tarzan has been an enduring and enigmatic figure in literature and cinema for more than a century. The adventures of a man who was torn between two worlds has entertained and intrigued people young and old, and we are excited to bring him to the screen for a new generation.”
A release date for Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), and Helena Bonham Carter‘s (Bellatrix Lestrange) film Turks & Caicos has been published. According to BBC America, the film, which is the second in a trilogy starring Nighy, will focus on his character, Johnny Worricker, finding a group of seedy American financiers on the island to address the global financial crisis. The film is set to air on BBC2 in March 2014.
Among the many awards he has already garnered for his work on Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón has another to add to his trophy room. Earlier this week, Cuaron took home the AARP’s Movies for Grownups award for Best Director at the annual gala. Of this honor, Cuaron had this to say:
“When I started with Gravity, I was not eligible to be a member of AARP. Cinema is transcending generations, and I’m grateful for all of you who saw the film. The adversity in the movie is constant in our life, and it shapes who we are.”
Producer David Heyman was also a presenter at the ceremony held on Monday, February 11.