Castium Revelio: True Crime and Sporting Successes

Welcome to another edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! Last time, we showed you the latest trailer from Gotham City, but this week, we’ve got true stories from Nottingham, Washington, and Germany. Let’s jump right into it: Castium Revelio!



Harry Potter Cast and Crew

First up, we've got exciting news for David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.), Kelly MacDonald (the Gray Lady), and Peter Mullan (Yaxley). They've all received nominations at this year's BAFTA Scotland awards. MacDonald has received two nominations for her performance in the crime drama Line of Duty. She could take home the Actress Television award and the Audience Award, which is voted on by the public. She'll have tough competition in the latter category, however. She'll face Tennant, whose performance as Dennis Nilsen in Des has gained him a nomination. Mullan has been nominated for the Actor Television award for his performance in Fatbaws, a suspenseful show about garden birds. Good luck to all three!

We've got a trailer to show you now! David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) stars alongside Olivia Colman (The Crown) in Sky's upcoming crime drama Landscapers. The drama is based on the true story of Susan and Christopher Edwards, who murdered a couple in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1987. They covered their tracks by pretending that the couple was still alive, even sending fake Christmas cards to their family. They kept up this pretense until October 2013, when their crimes were finally outed. Check out the trailer below!



Next up, we have a new role for Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley). She'll star alongside Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) in an as-yet-unnamed film directed by A Quiet Place star John Krasinki. Details of the film's plot have been kept very quiet, but we do know it will tell the story of a child rediscovering their imagination. The film is set to be released in November 2023, with production beginning next summer. 

Fantastic Beasts Cast and Crew

Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore) has recently been announced as part of the cast for Lee, a movie portraying the life of Lee Miller. She was a cover model for Vogue until World War II, when she became a photographer who detailed the lives of those on the front line. She also helped to expose the atrocities occurring behind the gates of Hitler's concentration camps. Kate Winslet (Titanic) was previously announced as the lead actress. This update to the cast doesn't just feature Law; other stars such as Josh O'Connor (The Crown) and Marion Cotillard (Dolittle) were announced alongside him.



Last but not least this week is a starring role for Callum Turner (Theseus Scamander). The film, which will be directed by George Clooney, is based on The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, a novel by Daniel James Brown. It will tell the story of the University of Washington men's rowing team, who rose from the bottom of the pack to achieve their dreams of Olympic glory.

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Are you more excited about these upcoming projects surrounding true stories or those that are set in fantasy worlds? Let us know in the comments below!


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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.