Castium Revelio: BAFTA Winners and a First Look at Hook
by Neave Williamson · Published · Updated
Do you remember when we told you about Jude Law’s role in Peter Pan? We finally have the first photo of him in costume! We also have BAFTA winners to announce, trailers to show you, and rumors of another Wizarding World actor taking on the leading role in Doctor Who. Let’s jump right in! Castium Revelio!
First off, here's the latest trailer for Cruella, featuring Dame Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) as Baroness von Hellman, Cruella's nemesis. The film is the origin story of one of the most flamboyant and dramatic villains in Disney's history and will hopefully give some clarity on why Cruella – who will be played by Emma Stone in the new movie – decided to murder puppies. It will available to stream on Disney+ from May 28.
Next, we're returning to a classic in a new form. Thunderbirds is getting a new series of audiobooks! Genevieve Gaunt (Pansy Parkinson) will take on the role of Lady Penelope in the series. The first addition to the series is Thunderbirds: Terror from the Stars, which is based on the original 1965 novel by John Theydon. Gaunt will feature alongside Jon Culshaw, playing Parker, and Wayne Forester, playing Captain Scarlet. You'll be able to listen to the audiobook in May, and we can't wait to hear these classic characters in a new light.
Sticking with the classics, composer John Williams will return to the Indiana Jones series to compose the soundtrack for the fifth installment of the series. The film is set to be released in July 2022 and will star Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, reprising their iconic roles. Mads Mikkelsen (who will play Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film) has also recently been announced as part of the cast. We're still unsure as to the plot of the film, but we'll keep you updated when we know!
Next, there's another trailer to watch! The Woman in the Window is a new psychological thriller from Netflix, which will feature Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) as Alistair Russell. He lives across the street from Dr. Anna Fox – a child psychologist who finds herself spying on the Russell family. She witnesses a brutal crime, and with promises of many twists and turns, we can't wait to follow her on her journey.
Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey) will be featured in next week's From Page to Screen festival, where she will be in conversation with the festival's co-founder Nic Jeune about her latest film, Ammonite, as well as the rest of her stage career. She will be sitting down on April 24 after a showing of the film. The festival is virtual and will take place from April 22 to April 24.
There are rumors circulating about who might take Jodie Whittaker's place as the Doctor in Doctor Who, many of which surround Kelly Macdonald, who played the Gray Lady. After her recent success in BBC's Line of Duty, she is taking her place as a front-runner for the role, alongside Kris Marshall and Michaela Coel. Whittaker will step down after her third season, which is reported to air later this year. If Macdonald were to land the role, she would become the second Harry Potter actor to do so, following David Tennant's spell as the Tenth Doctor.
Do you remember when we told you about Clémence Poésy's (Fleur Delacour) role in The Essex Serpent? Well, we now have pictures of her during filming! She will play Stella Ransome in the drama, which is set in Victorian England. Her costume represents the era perfectly – a blue dress and shawl. In the recently released photos, she is seen stepping into a wooden boat, lying down, and being pushed out onto the river. Don't worry – we're also confused as to what could be happening here! We'll keep you updated if we know more.
Finally, we have news from the BAFTAs. Tenet won the award for Special Visual Effects. The film features Robert Pattinson, Clémence Poésy, and Sir Kenneth Branagh (Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour, and Professor Lockhart, respectively). It beat Alexandre Desplat's (who composed the score for both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) film The Midnight Sky to win the award.
There were more BAFTA wins for the Fantastic Beasts cast. Despite losing out on the Leading Actress award, Wunmi Mosaku's (Beryl) performance in His House still helped to earn the film the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer. Mads Mikkelsen (Gellert Grindelwald) also missed out on a Leading Actor award for his performance in Another Round, but the movie did win the award for Film Not in the English Language.
Not only did Mikkelsen have BAFTA success, but he also stars in the first trailer for Riders of Justice. He will play Markus Hansen in the film, a man who seeks justice for his late wife. She seemingly died in a tragic train accident, but after uncovering more information, Hansen discovers that her death was actually due to an assassination cover-up. He becomes determined to find out who is responsible, and we can't wait to find out if he manages it. You can watch the trailer below!
Finally, we have a first look at Jude Law (Professor Dumbledore) in costume for his role as Captain Hook in Disney's live-action remake of Peter Pan. His costume is very typical of a pirate, featuring knee-high black boots, cream jodhpurs, and a red waistcoat. Law has managed to keep both his hat and his hook concealed from the cameras, however, so we still have those details of his costume to look out for!
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That’s all of this week’s casting news! From time-traveling rumors to swash-buckling photos, we can’t wait for more information about every project we’ve mentioned. Which are you looking forward to the most?