Castium Revelio: Have Your People Call My People

Welcome to another weekly edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News, your source for the most recent information on the latest projects from our Wizarding World alumni. Let’s go! Castium Revelio!

 

 

Harry Potter Cast & Crew
Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) has been cast in the British remake of the French series Call My Agent!, according to Republic World. While details about Broadbent's character and the plot of the British remake aren't known, Republic World notes that Call My Agent! (known as Dix Pour Cent in France) "follows the staff at a fictional Parisian talent agency called ASK as they attempt to pacify their demanding clients while navigating their own chaotic personal lives and also trying to keep the company afloat." Reportedly, Broadbent's role will be as a supporting character, and filming for the series is set to begin in Central London "in the coming days."

Stephen Fry (the narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks from Bloomsbury) is also a supporter of Norwich City Football Club, and the team released a video of Fry reciting a poem by Joe Webb – the first and current Young Norfolk Laureate – for all of the fans who have been unable to spectate in person. Norwich City has now won the 2020–21 EFL Championship and will play in the Premier League next season.

You can watch Fry recite "To Those We've Missed" below.

 

 

Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) has joined the cast of a new BBC Western series titled The English, reports Hot Press. Filming for the series has begun in Spain, the article notes. Information about Hinds's role was not provided, though a description of the plot of the series was included.

Written and directed by 'The Honourable Woman' creator Hugo Blick, the show is set in the mid-American landscape of 1890, and follows Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt), an Englishwoman who arrives into the new and wild landscape of the West to get revenge on the man she sees as responsible for the death of her son. Upon meeting Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), an ex-cavalry scout and member of the Pawnee Nation by birth, they join together and discover a shared history which must be defeated at all costs, if either of them are to survive.

The English will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom and on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow) plays the role of the Green Knight in the eponymous film The Green Knight, which stars actor Dev Patel. Concrete Playground reports that the film is based on a 14th-century poem.

Based on the 14th-century poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' the film casts Patel as Sir Gawain. Nephew to King Arthur (Sean Harris, 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout'), he's a knight of the Round Table and fearsome warrior. The character has popped up in plenty of tales, but here, he's forced to confront the giant green-skinned titular figure in an eerie showdown.

As the poem explains, the Green Knight dares any other knight to strike him with an axe, but only if they'll then receive a return blow exactly one year and one day later. Based on the new, just-dropped trailer, this film adaptation looks to be sticking to that story rather closely — and the end result also looks more than a little moody, brooding and creepy.

Check out the trailer below.

 

 

The Green Knight is set to be released in the United States on July 30.

Fans in the United States will soon be able to see Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) in Mass, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. According to Screen Daily, Bleecker Street has acquired the US rights to the film.

The 7 Eccles Street production centres on two sets of parents who, in an attempt to move on, meet after a tragic incident devastated their lives.

Per Screen Daily, "Bleecker Street has earmarked a fourth quarter awards season theatrical release later this year."

Cursed Child Cast & Crew
Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) will be appearing in an undisclosed role in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Though more hasn't been revealed about her character, Dumezweni is currently filming and has commented on the chemistry between Halle Bailey (Ariel) and Jonah Hauer-King (Eric). Variety quoted Dumezweni's excitement upon seeing one moment between Bailey and Hauer-King.

There’s a moment when the camera zooms in and you see both of them. I was watching on a monitor and was like, ‘If that’s not iconic, I have no taste.’

Let's hope that we find out more about her role in the film soon!

That’s all for this edition of Casting News, but stay tuned for even more great updates next week! Until then, be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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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.

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