Castium Revelio: Villainy, Thrillers, and a Posthumous Role!

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Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) has a number of upcoming roles. First, she's a member of the all-female ensemble cast of the film Ocean's 8, about which we've reported a few times before. The film's premiere was held on June 5 at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, and you can find photos of Bonham Carter and costar Sarah Paulson on Just Jared. (Ocean's 8 had its theatrical release on June 8.)

Bonham Carter was also interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet, where she spoke about women playing "dishonest" or "morally bankrupt" characters.

Check out the interview below!



In addition to her role in Ocean's 8, Bonham Carter is also going to be playing Princess Margaret in the third season of The Crown. The actress was also interviewed by Variety while on the red carpet for Ocean's 8, and she spoke about her preparations for playing a member of the British royal family.

It’s exciting. We start in a few weeks, and I think we’re all — we’re completely terrified. I think also because the first two seasons were such a success, we have the onus of inheriting the responsibility of doing justice to all these genuinely famous people, and then on top of it, inheriting them from this previous generation of actors who’ve done such good jobs.

Bonham Carter also spoke about how she feels that she does not look like Princess Margaret, whom she is supposed to portray.

None of us look at all like our previous generation. We don’t actually look like our real people either. I don’t look like Margaret. I don’t think Olivia [Colman] looks particularly like the Queen, but it’s interesting. We just have to try and create some sort of essence. The good thing is that all the characters are so multifaceted, so we will probably capture different bits.

Finally, it is also rumored that Bonham Carter could be cast as the villain in the next James Bond film! Currently known by the working title Bond 25, the film will see Daniel Craig return for his fifth and final film in the role of James Bond. reported on the rumor, citing reports from British newspaper the Mirror.

Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) is starring in the upcoming film The Little Stranger, for which stills have now been released! Collider reported on the release of the images, additionally reporting that a trailer for the film is set to be released this Monday, June 11.

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.

The Little Stranger will have its theatrical release on August 31.

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film producer David Heyman will serve as one of the producers of the "star-studded" Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Variety writes. The plot of the film, which will star actors including Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt, will be tied to the Manson family murders.

The pic takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), the former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they no longer recognize. But Dalton has a very famous next-door neighbor … Sharon Tate.

The film itself, adds Variety, is set for release on August 9, 2019. The date will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, while the Tate murders were carried out on August 8, 1969.

The late Sir John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander) can be seen posthumously in the film Damascus Cover, for which a trailer has been released. First Showing posted the trailer alongside the film's poster and a plot synopsis. The film stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Ari Ben-Zion, haunted by the death of his son, is assigned by the Mossad to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. Within days his mission goes wrong. To survive, Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named, The Angel. He soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.

Check out the trailer below!



Damascus Cover will be released in select theaters on July 20.

Steve Kloves, screenwriter for all of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films to date (with the exception of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), is among the screenwriters of the true crime film White Boy Rick. GeekTyrant has posted a trailer for the film, which stars actor Matthew McConaughey. Note that the trailer may not be appropriate for all viewers.

White Boy Rick is set for theatrical release on September 14.

Dame Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) is set to appear in a new adaptation of The Secret Garden that is being produced by David Heyman. Filming is now underway in Yorkshire, and Dame Julie and costar Colin Firth were spotted on the set. The Mirror posted the on-set photos.

Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) will portray Doctor Dolittle in the musical of the same name for the first ten venues of its tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland later this year and into 2019, writes WhatsOnStage. The touring production of the musical will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original Doctor Dolittle film.

The piece will feature puppetry to tell the story of eccentric Doctor Dolittle who is able to chat to his menagerie of animal buddies and who heads off to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail, which holds the secret of life. The musical features songs including 'Talk to the Animals', which won an Academy Award.

Further casting has yet to be announced, though you can find out more about the musical on its official site.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Also in the rumor mill is a project from David Heyman, which could possibly star Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone)!

Collider writes that Miller is among the actors being considered to star in a Warner Bros. remake of Willy Wonka. Reportedly, Ryan Gosling and Donald Glover are also under consideration for the starring role. Could you see Miller as the eccentric chocolatier?

That’s all for this week’s edition of Casting News! We’ll be back next week with even more great updates, so be sure 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.