Castium Revelio: “Here We Go Again”!

It’s time for another edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News, your weekly update on the latest projects from our magical alumni! What do they have in store for us this week? Let’s find out! Castium Revelio!

Harry Potter
Jamie Campbell Bower (young Gellert Grindelwald) can be seen in a new eyewear campaign for the Italian fashion house Fendi. Titled "Discovering Me," the brand calls the Spring/Summer 2018 men's eyewear campaign video "a journey into [Bower]'s eclecticism."

Check out the video below!



Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn) and Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore) can both be seen in the teaser trailer for their upcoming film King of Thieves. Flickering Myth notes that the film, due to be released on September 4, is "based on the true story of the 2015 London Hatton Garden Vault robbery."

Check out the teaser trailer below!



A poster for the United Kingdom release of Domhnall Gleeson's (Bill Weasley) upcoming film The Little Stranger has been published by Flickering Myth. As previously reported, the film is a thriller.

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

You can check out the film's poster on Flickering Myth, and you can watch its trailer below!



The Little Stranger will be released in the United States on August 31 and in the United Kingdom on September 21.

Elarica Johnson, who portrayed a waitress in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Lula Landry in the C.B. Strike series, can be seen in the upcoming Sky One television series A Discovery of Witches. Johnson tweeted a promotional trailer for the series, which you can watch below! Johnson will be playing the role of Juliette Durand.



A Discovery of Witches will premiere on Sky One later this year.

Toby Jones, the voice of Dobby, can be seen in the new film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The actor was interviewed by Den of Geek about his role in the film, which doesn't sound particularly pleasant.

Toby Jones doesn’t have a ton of screen time in 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom', but his role as Gunnar Eversoll - an amoral businessman who facilitates the black market sale of living dinosaurs to various bioengineering and military concerns, without any thought to the repercussions - is all too reminiscent of many venal, greed-driven, corrupt sorts we’ve seen all too often in the news over the years (at least one of them has even made it to high office).

You can read Den of Geek's interview with Jones here. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is in theaters now.

Katie Leung (Cho Chang) was interviewed by author Robin Stevens for Puffin Books about what it was like to voice the character Hazel Wong in the audiobook narration of Stevens' Murder Most Unladylike series. You can watch the interview below!



Mike Newell, director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is the director of the film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which will premiere on Netflix in the United States this August!

First Showing has published the Netflix version of the film's poster, and Netflix has released the film's trailer on YouTube, which you can watch below!

Directed by Mike Newell and based on the best-selling and much loved novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY sees Lily James play free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.



The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will be available on Netflix beginning August 10!

A new trailer for The Bookshop, starring Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour), has been released! Deadline Hollywood posted the new trailer for the film, which has already been released in Spain.

The film, set in 1959 England, is about a free-spirited widow (Mortimer) who risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Nighy). The film is based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet ('Learning to Drive').

Check out the trailer below!



The Bookshop will be released on August 24.

Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) lends his voice to the single-player video game Squadron 42. Game Fragger has posted some additional details about what players can expect from the standalone game. The game's developer, video game company Cloud Imperium Games, has released a look at some of the game's development.



No release date for Squadron 42 has been announced.

James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley, respectively) have released the May episode of their podcast, Double Trouble. In the May episode, which runs over an hour in length, the Phelps twins discuss a number of topics.

The latest chat with Oliver and James Phelps about their trip to Milan, James' trip to the USA, Sporks and Oliver starting his first ever play.

Listen to the newest episode of the Double Trouble podcast below!



David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) is currently filming the feature film Eternal Beauty in Wales, writes Deadline Hollywood. Producer Adrian Bate of Cliff Edge Pictures was quoted in an announcement of new additions to the film's cast.

'Eternal Beauty' will surprise and delight. It portrays schizophrenia, a much-misunderstood condition, with dignity, humour and affection. We are so fortunate to have the chance to work with this amazing cast who will inhabit and enhance Craig’s vision and characters. We are very happy to welcome the new cast additions – the brilliant Billie Piper and Penelope Wilton.

Dame Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) has been busy lately! The actress just received the CineMerit award from the Munich Film Festival, and she has numerous additional projects in the works. For one, Thompson has been directing the musical adaptation of Nanny McPhee, for which a workshop for the first act has now been held.

Additionally, Deadline Hollywood writes that Universal Pictures has acquired a film script written by Thompson and Bryony Kimmings. Titled Last Christmas, the film is reportedly a holiday romance set in London. Paul Feig is set to direct.

Dame Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) can be seen in the upcoming film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to 2008's Mamma Mia!, but she recently revealed that she thought the sequel film would be "awful." The BBC writes that Walters revealed her hesitancy to return to the sequel in an interview with Good Housekeeping.

My first reaction when my agent told me they were making Mamma Mia 2 was, '[O]h God no, it is going to be awful'.

It appears, however, that the actress has since had a change of heart about the project.

But the script was so good. I think it is fantastic. I think it is better than the first one.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again will be released theatrically on July 20.

Walters will also be featured in a new portrait exhibition at the National Theatre, writes the Irish Examiner. The exhibition will be called Look at You Now.

'Look At You Now' features recreated childhood pictures of 53 people who are connected to the theatre, including director Indhu Rubasingham and lighting designer Paule Constable, as well as costume designers, playwrights and sound technicians.

The portraits have been taken on iPhones by young people from neighbouring schools and colleges, mentored by some of the UK’s leading photographers, such as Mary McCartney.

The Irish Examiner adds that a short film will accompany the portraits.

A short film telling the story of the exhibition will be screening in the Lyttelton Lounge at the theatre, where a free exhibition guide detailing all 53 portrait pairs will be available.

'Look At You Now' will be on display at the Lyttleton Lounge and across the building from July 7 to September 9, with an official opening on July 23.

The theatre will be inviting people in creative careers to upload their own portrait pair to Instragram and Twitter throughout the run of the exhibition, using the hashtag #LookAtYouNow.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Sonia Friedman, one of the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will be producing a West End adaptation of All About Eve through her production company, Sonia Friedman Productions.

Playbill writes that Gillian Anderson and Lily James are set to star in the new production, with Anderson in the role of Margo Channing and James in the role of Eve Harrington.

Playbill additionally writes that performances of the play will reportedly begin early next year.

Performances will reportedly begin in February 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre in London.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Gemma Chan (Madam Ya Zhou) will be appearing in the film Captain Marvel, on which filming has now wrapped! To mark the occasion, Chan gave a sneak peek at her character, Dr. Minn-Erva!



Digital Spy provided more information about the character.

So, what's the deal with Doctor Minn-Erva, who Chan is playing in the 'Captain Marvel' film? Well, in the comics, Doctor Minn is a geneticist of the Kree race of hostile aliens. She is also a frequent nemesis of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers' (Brie Larson) mentor Mar-Vell, who is played in the upcoming movie by Jude Law.

Jude Law, of course, can be seen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, playing a younger version of Albus Dumbledore.

Captain Marvel will be released in the United Kingdom and United States on March 8, 2019.

That’s all for this week in Casting News! Stay tuned for next week’s update, and feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.