Castium Revelio: Move Aside and Let the Man Go Through
by Brienne Green · Published · Updated
We’ve all been aware for some time that Gary Oldman is the man, but with new movie posters and trailers released this week for his upcoming picture Killers Anonymous, in which that is his character’s actual name, there are no doubts left to leave. We’ve got that for you below, along with a few movie release date postponements most fowl… er, foul. And that’s not all! A sidetracked, star-studded Katherine Waterston picture is back on track and ready for release, Jason Isaacs has been cast in the role of yet another classic villain, and Dame Emma Thompson is in the conversation to potentially play another. If you happen to have a curly mustache, you’ll want to start twirling it now. Several wicked things are this way coming. Castium Revelio!
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) may have been callously, unfairly, and shamefully omitted from the list of nominees for this year's Tony Awards (we may still be a little bitter...), but here's the good news: We can help make sure he doesn't go empty-handed for his excellent performance in The Lifespan of a Fact. Radcliffe is among the nominees for the fan-selected 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards in the category of Favorite Leading Actor in a Play. You know what to do! Vote here, and make haste; voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
The 2020 Prada Resort Fashion Show was held May 2 at the Piano Factory in New York City, with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) in attendance, looking stylish as always. You can check out a photo of the actress at the event below.
Disney's recent acquisition of Fox and its holdings has resulted in a number of shakeups in the world of film and television, one of which is a change in release date for the upcoming film adaptation of Artemis Fowl, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart). The picture was originally scheduled for an August premiere, but we'll now have to wait until May 29, 2020, to see it, the Wrap reports.
In more pleasant news, Branagh's tale of the latter half of William Shakespeare's life, All Is True, had its United States premiere May 5 in New York City, and you can view a photo of the actor in attendance below. The movie arrives in select theaters today. You can also enjoy an in-depth interview with Branagh about his love of the Bard from Forbes here.
Dame Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) and Jessica Hynes' (voice of Mafalda Hopkirk) upcoming series, Years and Years, has been picked up by HBO Europe and HBO Latin America, Variety reports. The show will debut on BBC One in the United Kingdom on May 14, and we'll let you know as soon as a US release date is available!
Meanwhile, in the rumor mill, ComicBook.com says Thompson's name has been mentioned - along with those of Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore, and Demi Moore - as a possibility to play antagonist Baroness in Emma Stone's upcoming Disney live-action movie, Cruella. Stone will portray a younger version of villain Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians in a film that's already been given a coveted pre-Christmas release date of December 23, 2020. Fingers crossed, and we'll keep you posted!
Gary Oldman's (Sirius Black) new picture, Killers Anonymous, has a pair of new movie posters, and they both feature the actor front and center, looking awesomely menacing.
Oldman is set to star as the Man (we could not agree more with that casting) in the story of a support group for... well, killers. Screen Rant says the film tells the tale of "what happens when the titular support group discovers one of its members is responsible for an assassination attempt on a US senator that has local police on high alert." Killers Anonymous will arrive in theaters June 28, and you can check out its first trailer below. The last 15 seconds, in particular, are gold.
Remember that Disney-acquires-Fox mess we mentioned a minute ago? Another side effect will apparently be a significant postponement of the release of the new Avatar sequels, according to Heroic Hollywood. That's bad news for all of us David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) fans. The actor is slated to star in at least two of the four planned pictures, as we told you in February.
Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 were originally scheduled for December 18, 2020, and December 17, 2021, releases, respectively. The movies will now be released in two-year increments - alternating pre-Christmas releases with a series of new Star Wars films on which Disney is beginning development - on December 17, 2021; December 22, 2023; December 19, 2025; and December 17, 2027. Director James Cameron has previously stated that if the first two sequels aren't successful, the third and fourth won't be made. Whatever, bro, all we heard was "over two more years till Thewlis." And now we're sad.
We let you know late last month that Timothy Spall's (Peter Pettigrew) new four-part series, The Hatton Garden Heist, would be airing this month on ITV, and we now have a date! TV Wise reports Episode 1 will air Monday, May 20, followed by the other three episodes on consecutive nights in the same time slot. Spall plays Terry Perkins, one of the elderly robbers involved in an actual jewelry raid over Easter weekend 2015 in London's diamond district, and told BT TV Online that filming was "bloody grueling. We were running up and down stairways at 3 a.m."
We recreated the vault in the studio, and in filming our story, you realised these were old blokes working very hard in what was very difficult, physical, skilled engineering. So when we got down to filming the work, you realise how hard it was. No wonder my character and the others were exhausted. They were old. [...] It was a bit like being involved with some bizarre engineering feat. Some of it was a bit challenging. But we always had somebody standing by with a cup of tea and a chair. Unlike most people who do that sort of thing.
Another picture starring Spall, Mrs Lowry & Son, will have its world premiere next month when it closes the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The movie is scheduled to screen June 30 and is expected to be released in theaters sometime this summer.
Having just this week discussed Jason Isaacs' (Lucius Malfoy) fantastic penchant for villainy, we are deviously rubbing our hands together over the just-released news that the actor will be portraying classic Hanna-Barbera baddie Dick Dastardly in the upcoming animated comedy Scoob! Deadline Hollywood reports Isaacs has agreed to voice the mustache-twirling Dastardly, and Mark Wahlberg has signed on to play superhero the Blue Falcon. Chris Columbus (Harry Potter producer and director) is directing the film, which is slated for a May 15, 2020, release.
Typically, "the Black sisters are back together" would be a blood-curdling announcement, but in direct contrast, a recent reunion of Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) couldn't have been more awesome. The two attended an evening of women's poetry throughout history at the Bridge Theatre in London. You can check out a photo below, along with a few photos of McCrory in an aquamarine two-piece and fabulous lime-green slip-on heels at the Roland Mouret luncheon at the Corinthia Hotel in London in celebration of women filmmakers. Sister solidarity all the way!
While we will always know and love the late Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, we also know the actor performed in countless other classic fantasy roles over the years, including as Alexander Dane in the 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest. Geek Tyrant reports that fans out and about at San Diego Comic-Con in July will want to take a detour to the Jacobs Music Center in Copley Symphony Hall to enjoy Galaxy Quest in Concert on July 19. David Newman, composer of the film score, will be conducting the San Diego Symphony as they perform music from the movie. The concert is scheduled for July 19, and you can purchase tickets here.
Nearly three years after the first season debuted in the US on Amazon, Entertainment Weekly has announced that Season 2 of Fleabag will be premiering May 17. Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) has a guest appearance in this season as the Counsellor in Episode 2, so look out for her while you're binge-watching!
Shaw also recently sat down with a pair of magazines for interviews about her role as Carolyn Martens on the hit series Killing Eve. Shaw told Town & Country that she feels part of the show's appeal comes from its strong triumvirate of female leads. "It's the Triple Goddess, isn't it? You have an older woman, and you have a very young woman, and you have a middle-aged woman. This trilogy is very powerful in all literature."
Shaw talked with Paste about the nuances of her character.
You think most bosses would be looking out for the welfare of their subordinates, but Carolyn doesn't give a damn about what happens to Eve and her husband. She really doesn't. She's just not interested in that. She's also not interested in any moral bad behavior by Eve. She's quite a surprising maternal figure who is not at all maternal. An organized thinker who is quite disorganized. These contradictions somehow sit in Carolyn, and they are amazingly rewarding to play.
Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) has been cast in a starring role in Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah's new show, Tree, BroadwayWorld announced today. Enoch will portray Kaleo in the blend of drama, music, and dance that follows Kaleo's journey to his parents' homeland in South Africa.
A family tragedy finally forces him to visit for the first time, and as he takes his journey of healing, Kaleo must confront hidden histories and right the wrongs of the past. But first, he must face the present: a shattered family, fighting to hold on to what they believe is theirs in a nation haunted by the ghosts of its own turbulent past.
The show is scheduled to premiere in July at the Manchester International Festival before transferring to the Young Vic in London. Tickets at the Young Vic are on sale here.
Deadline Hollywood also announced today that ABC's How to Get Away with Murder has been renewed for a sixth season. While Enoch's character, Wes Gibbins, made an untimely exit in Season 3, his name is listed among the ensemble cast with the Season 6 announcements. We're not sure what that means, but we'll keep our eyes peeled and let you know!
Ricky Gervais announced recently via Twitter that he had completed his first draft of Season 2 of the Netflix series After Life, in which David Bradley (Argus Filch) plays Gervais's character's father, who suffers from dementia. Bradley recently told the Irish Independent that the role has given him "real insight" into the challenges faced by people living with the disease.
Portraying someone with dementia in 'After Life' gave me a real insight into the difficulties 850,000 people face every day and the impact it has on families across the UK. But it also highlighted how everyone can make a difference just by being patient and understanding. With one person every three minutes developing dementia, it's time for us to come together and unite against dementia with Alzheimer's Society. I was shocked to find that many people with the condition feel isolated and unsupported in their local community. Small acts of kindness make the world of difference - Dementia Action Week is a great opportunity to start a conversation and help people living with dementia live the life they want.
Dementia Action Week runs May 20--26 in the UK. Season 2 of After Life is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
When we think of Mad-Eye Moody, the first words that spring to mind aren't "romantic comedy" - although now that we've got it in our heads, it might be sort of epic - but the actor who portrays him, Brendan Gleeson, certainly fits the bill. The Playlist reports Gleeson will be starring as Donald Horner alongside Diane Keaton as Emily Walters in Hampstead, a film based on the true story of an aging American widow trying to rejoin the dating scene who finds herself attracted to a gruff Irish loner with a bushy beard who lives in a shack in the woods. It might go without saying at this point, but Keaton's character finds herself introduced to a world "vastly different than the uptight one she is used to." Hampstead will be released in theaters and on Video on Demand June 14, and you can view a trailer and a selection of stills below.
Katie Leung's (Cho Chang) new play, White Pearl, opened today at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and a new image of the actress and her castmates has been released. Leung plays Sunny in the production, which we told you about last month, and the play will run through June 15. You can pick up tickets here.
Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour) appeared last week in W to pay tribute to the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in February. Poésy says she met Lagerfeld shortly after appearing in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005. She also spoke about attending the designer's final presentation, staged two weeks after his death, and how emotional the occasion was. "It was moving to see together so many women who had collaborated with him and been part of his life for a very long time." You can see a photo of Poésy below in Chanel Haute Couture dress and shoes.
The Star Wars galaxy got a little dimmer April 30 with the passing of Peter Mayhew, who originally played Chewbacca, and Warwick Davis (Griphook/Filius Flitwick) was among the Star Wars alumni who paid tribute to the actor. Speaking on This Morning, Davis recalled meeting Mayhew as a child.
I first met Peter when I was 11 and was obviously enthralled by Chewbacca. But I soon learned to realise Chewbacca was Peter. He had a big heart and lovely humour, and he brought that through the costume. Testament to him as well, it's hard to convey emotion when you don't have your facial features to work with. I had the pleasure over the years to interview him, and he will be sadly missed.
He also remembered Mayhew on Twitter.
We’ve lost a friend and #StarWars legend. The mighty #PeterMayhew brought such warmth, humour and humility to the beloved character of #Chewbacca. His personal wit and charm will be missed by Star Wars fans across the galaxy too. #RIPPeterMayhew pic.twitter.com/dm6Sd6oNPS
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) May 3, 2019
We've got a few updates on the Elton John biopic Rocketman this week, the cast of which includes Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey) in the role of Ivy, John's grandmother. Variety reports the soundtrack for the film will include a new song featuring the vocal talents of both John and the actor who portrays him in the film, Taron Egerton. "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" will play during the movie's end credits, and the Rocketman soundtrack can be preordered here. The picture will also be opening the 2019 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, which runs May 23–June 2.
CityNews 1130 spoke recently with John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) ahead of the comedian's 13-date Canadian tour - which is ongoing this month and next - dubbed, cheerily, "Why There Is No Hope." Cleese explained that when it comes to things that make people hopeless, "you can't do anything about it. On the other hand, what I can do is roar with laughter." Cleese also credited Stephen Fry (narrator of the UK Harry Potter audiobooks) with pushing him onto Twitter.
I wasn't interested in social media at all, and then my good friend Stephen Fry said to me, 'John, you don't understand - if you have a big Twitter following, then you can advertise your appearances without having to go through the very disgusting British press.' When I realised that, I thought, 'Well, that makes sense.' In the old days, I'd do an interview with a British newspaper, and they would explain to everyone what a really unpleasant, difficult, and unfriendly bastard you were and that you weren't talented anyway. Then, in the last paragraph, they'd say, 'Oh, by the way, he's appearing in a theatre in Plymouth on Thursday.'
If that's not worth a follow, we're not sure what is. You can find information on Cleese's upcoming shows on Twitter.
Fry, meanwhile, has announced his first UK tour in 40 years. The Evening Standard says Mythos, in which Fry will perform a trilogy of plays - Gods, Heroes, and Men - will play at the London Palladium September 13--14 and afterward in Edinburgh, Salford, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, and Gateshead. Fry invites the audience at each show to help him choose which tales to tell, making every experience different. Tickets are on sale now.
I am shivering and quivering with excitement at the thought of a UK tour, taking the astounding stories and characters from Greek myth around the UK. Three different shows over three different nights; people can come to one, two, or three evenings, but whichever they choose I hope will be as exciting for them as I know it will be for me.
MuggleNet let you know all the way back in 2017 that Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) was appearing in an independent drama titled Hope Gap, and Screen Daily says that North American rights to the film - which also stars Annette Bening and Josh O'Connor - have been acquired by Roadside Attractions and Screen Media. Hope Gap is expected to be released in 2020.
With Pokémon Detective Pikachu now in theaters, we also finally know the identity of Nighy's character! He portrays billionaire Howard Clifford and told Nintendo Life the movie has made him a serious Pokémon fan.
I did a crash course in Pokémon lore and bought every book available, including the deeply impressive Pokédex. I love the collecting. When I get around to it, I'm going to download the [Pokémon Go] app and go to Strasbourg. Someone told me they went Pokémon hunting in Strasbourg, which made an impression on me.
Nighy is now the proud owner of a limited-edition Pikachu, presented to him by the CEO of the Pokémon Company, and says his favorite Pokémon is Mew. Excellent choice, sir!
Deadline Hollywood says Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle) will be appearing in upcoming MMA-themed movie Cagefighter. Herdman will play Reiss in the movie, which is currently in preproduction and "tells the story of a lauded MMA champion who unexpectedly loses a heavily promoted match to a professional wrestling star making his crossover debut in the MMA fighting world. Humiliated by the defeat, he must fight his way back to the top and earn his place for a rematch."
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin's (11-year-old Tom Riddle) recent release, After, has surpassed $50 million in international box office earnings, making it the top independent film of the year to date. Fiennes-Tiffin, costar Josephine Langford, and the author of the fan fiction-turned-novel on which the film is based, Anna Todd, toured extensively worldwide to promote the movie, and After opened in the top spot in 17 of the territories licensed by Voltage Pictures. Voltage is also in postproduction with Eve, starring Colin Farrell (Percival Graves, Fantastic Beasts), Jessica Chastain, and John Malkovich.
Rehearsals are ongoing for the upcoming production of Loot at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, which will star Robbie Jarvis (young James Potter) as a bank robber in a heist gone wrong. Loot will run June 8–August 4, and you can purchase tickets here.
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Hello friends, today is my birthday but I'm spending it in L.A. this year because I'm currently in rehearsals for Loot, written by Joe Orton, which will be on stage at @odysseytheatre. Loot is a black comedy about a bank robbery gone wrong - yes, I'm one of the hapless thieves (always up to no good)! The script is hilarious & I'm very happy to be clowning around with these wonderful people for the next few months. The show will run from June 8th - August 4th, if you're in L.A. come see me robbin' banks! The link is in my bio.
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Thrive Global conducted an interview with Brigitte Millar (Emmeline Vance) last week in which the actress discussed a number of topics related to her time in the wizarding world. For instance, she recounted her funniest moment on a film set:
Never wear a dress that is too long and trailing behind you on the floor when working on set - your fellow actors are bound to step on it, and you stumble, trip, and fall flat on your face, which is what happened to me on 'Harry Potter'. People seemed to find it quite funny, except me, of course. Eventually, the wardrobe lady shortened the dress, and everything went smoothly.
Millar also recalled Daniel Radcliffe as being "very kind and friendly to me. He put me at ease and made me feel relaxed, and it was such a pleasure to work with him." The actress said she additionally received some valuable advice she still follows to this day from the late Peter Cartwright (Elphias Doge), and you can read about that and more here.
Alfonso Cuarón (director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) is joining Jack Rapke and Guillermo del Toro for a remake of The Witches. Roald Dahl's beloved 1973 novel was made into a film in 1990, starring Anjelica Huston, but the new version - which stars Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Octavia Spencer, and Chris Rock - will shift the setting to a 1967 rural Alabama town, Dark Horizons reports. Filming has begun, and the movie is scheduled for an October 16, 2020, release.
Star Wars fans are gearing up for the opening of Disney's new themed area of two of its parks, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and John Williams (composer of the first three Harry Potter film scores) has created a new score that will be used in the area. You can listen to "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite" below. The themed land will open May 31 at Disneyland and August 29 at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios.
We've been keeping you updated on the progress of Waiting for the Barbarians, starring Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald), Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory, Harry Potter), and Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley, Harry Potter), and the Hollywood Reporter released a first-look image of Depp in the role of colonial oppressor Colonel Joll last week. You can view that ominous photo below. Waiting for the Barbarians is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
Woody Allen's most recent film, A Rainy Day in New York, which we let you know in February was shelved by Amazon, will now be released in Italy, Variety reports. The romantic comedy starring Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez, which was completed last year, is scheduled for an October 3 release.
Screen Daily, meanwhile, says Law is teaming up with Ruth Wilson to produce UK drama True Things About Me alongside the Bureau and BBC Films. Wilson will also star - and Law will not - in the adaptation of Deborah Kay Davies' book of the same name about a young woman "living on the fringes of society who becomes intoxicated by a stranger who overwhelms her quiet life." The movie is set to begin filming in early 2020.
Last on the Law list is the release of Captain Marvel on digital on demand and Blu-ray/DVD, which will take place May 28 and June 11, respectively. As per usual, various retailers are offering different extras, so make sure to shop around!
The Current Wars, a film starring Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein) that was intended to be released in 2017 but was caught up in the Harvey Weinstein scandal, will now get a second lease on life. That's good news, as the cast is a star-studded one that also includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla, and Tom Holland as Samuel Insull. Waterston portrays Marguerite Westinghouse. The Current Wars is scheduled for a July 26 release in the UK and a potential August release in the US, and you can view a description and trailer below.
In the late 19th century, Edison, famous, iconoclastic, and unwaveringly wed to his direct current system of electricity, begins a battle with publicity-shy industrialist Westinghouse and his system of alternating current. The rivalry begins in his lab at Menlo Park, New Jersey, and spills onto the country's front pages into a bitter court case. The two struggle via fair means and foul to win the 'War of the Currents'.
We here at MuggleNet cannot get enough of Ezra Miller's (Credence Barebone) fashion sense, and the actor and musician brought his A-game once again this week to the Met Gala. We also found Miller doing a bit of smoldering with his band, Sons of an Illustrious Father, in a photo shoot for Fault. You can check out one of the images below and view more on photographer Joseph Sinclair's Instagram account.
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Always fashionable herself is Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange), and the actress was interviewed last week by InStyle, which will feature her on its June cover. You can read that full interview here and check out photos from the InStyle shoot as well as Kravitz's attendance at the Hulu Upfronts Convention - for which she rocked low-slung neon-green flare pants by Sies Marjan and a classic pair of gray granny pumps from the Row - in the gallery below.
Variety says social satire Boyz in the Wood, featuring Kevin Guthrie (Abernathy), will open the Edinburgh International Festival June 19. Guthrie plays PC Hamish in the movie, which also stars Eddie Izzard and follows "four city boys trying to escape a mysterious huntsman (Izzard) as the Highlands' police force trails behind." Eddie Izzard with a weapon - what could go wrong there? You can check out a trailer for the film below.
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The Walking Dead stars Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) as Alpha and Luke, respectively, and is expected to return to AMC in October.
Fogler's latest film, meanwhile, The Argument, has just wrapped production and will be shopped at Cannes' Marché du Film May 14--23. Deadline Hollywood says Fogler plays Jack in the comedy, who gets into an argument with his actress girlfriend, Lisa (Emma Bell), at their cocktail party "that escalates until it brings an abrupt end to the festivities. They and their guests decide to recreate the entire night again and again to determine who was right." That is not the basis for a healthy relationship but will probably make for a pretty good movie.
MuggleNet let you know last month that Ronan Raftery's (Langdon Shaw) new series, The Rook, was headed to Starz this summer, and we now have a premiere date for the supernatural spy thriller! The Rook will debut June 30 on Starz in the US and Canada; then it will become available on the STARZPLAY platform in Germany and Spain. You can check out official art for the show below.
The May 24 premiere date of Jessica Williams' (Eulalie Hicks) new film, Booksmart, is coming up, and Socialnews.xyz released a series of sound bites with the cast and crew last week that you can take a look at below.
The release date has arrived for Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) and Pam Ferris's (Aunt Marge, Harry Potter) new movie, Tolkien, which opens in theaters today! In anticipation, a live Q&A was held Wednesday with stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, moderated by A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, and you can watch that below before heading out to the theater.
As we let you know earlier this month, Tom Burke (Cormoran Strike) is appearing in a production of Rosmersholm at the Duke of York Theatre, and What's On Stage caught up with some of the cast on opening night.
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— Rosmersholm (@RosmersholmPlay) April 26, 2019
There you have it, wizarding world fans! As usual, there’s a lot going on with your favorite alumni stars, and we’d love to know if you’ve heard anything we haven’t! Let us know in the comments, and head back next week for more Casting News!