Castium Revelio: It’s BAFTA Film Awards Time

Welcome back to MuggleNet’s Casting News! We told you about stories of a behind-the-scenes documentary about the creation of the Kingsman trilogy last week, but in this edition, we’ve got a trailer for a show from a different set, as well as trailers featuring Fiona Shaw and Colin Farrell, and we’ll be rounding up all of the Wizarding World alums who have received BAFTA Film Award nominations. Castium Revelio!



Harry Potter Cast and Crew

Before we get into the trailers, though, we have a new film featuring Hero Fiennes Tiffin (11-year old Tom Riddle). He's been cast in The Woman King, a film based on true events that occurred in the Kingdom of Dahomey, which was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Africa in the 18th century. The film centers on a general of an all-female military unit and an ambitious recruit who team up to fight those who violate their personal honor. You can see one of the first stills from the movie below!


One of the first stills from "The Woman King".

Credit: TriStar Pictures


Nick Moran (Scabior) also has a new project coming up. He's set to star in Hounded, a thriller about the robbery of a stately home that goes wrong and results in the thieves being hunted across the property for entertainment. UK distribution company Signature Entertainment recently purchased the film and has confirmed that it will be released in the UK and Ireland. We're not sure when this will be, but we'll let you know when we do. 

Isabella Laughland has joined Alfred Enoch (Leanne and Dean Thomas, respectively) in the cast of Foundation. The Apple TV+ show follows a group of scientists that have to confront the Galactic Empire after those in power don't take them seriously. We have no official release date for the show's second season yet, but we do have a first-look photo to show you! Take a look below and let us know what you think.


First look at season two of "Foundation".

Credit: Apple TV+


We're moving from sci-fi to mythical fantasy next, with Ralph Ineson's (Amycus Carrow) dive into the world of role-playing games. He's lent his voice to a character in The Waylanders, a Celtic-inspired game that was released on PC earlier this week. Fernando Prieto, a cofounder of the game's studio, described it as "a story born of our Galician roots, and many of the tales of our heritage have inspired elements throughout." The company also released a trailer alongside the game itself that you can check out below!



Next up, we're going on a trip to Westeros. The Game of Thrones Studio Tour opened yesterday (February 4) in Bambridge, Northern Ireland! Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) was at the grand opening and said that she "felt really nostalgic landing into Belfast, coming out of the airport" because "it was just such a big part of my life coming here and working on the show." Here's a picture of her and a few of her costars – Ian Beattie, Daniel Portman, and Ian McElhinney – at the tour.


Natalia Tena and co-stars at the "Game of Thrones" Studio Tour

Source: Sky News


Our next story is about a new film starring Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley). She's signed on to take a leading role in Hot Milk, a screen adaptation of Deborah Levy's bestselling novel. The plot follows Shaw's character, Rose, as she and her daughter Sofia (played by Jessie Buckley) travel to a Spanish clinic in an attempt to cure Sofia's paralysis. We don't know much more information about the movie, but we'll keep you updated as more details are released.

Speaking of Shaw, she's featured in the final trailer for Season 4 of Killing Eve. The show's final season is set to air at the end of this month, and after three previous seasons of Villanelle and Eve's (Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, respectively) ongoing duels, we're all on the edge of our seats for the finale. Check out the final trailer below, and let us know if you find any small details others may have missed that might give us clues about this season's plot!



Awards season is truly upon us now, with Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) winning a Golden Globe Award at the end of January and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses recently receiving a Producers Guild Award nomination. Earlier this week, the nominations for the BAFTA Film Awards were announced! Branagh is in the running for more awards for his film Belfast, as it received nominations in the Best Film, Original Screenplay, Editing, and Outstanding British Film categories. Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) and Caitriona Balfe also received nominations for Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively, for their performances in the film.

There is strong competition for the Outstanding British Film award, however, as Belfast will compete against James and Oliver Phelps's (Fred and George Weasley) Last Night in Soho, which also received a nomination in the Sound category. The Tragedy of Macbeth, featuring Harry MellingBrendan Gleeson, Ralph Ineson, and Kathryn Hunter (Dudley Dursley, Mad-Eye Moody, Amycus Carrow, and Mrs. Figg, respectively), received a nomination in the Cinematography category. And finally, Dame Emma Thompson's (Professor Trelawney) film Cruella received nominations for the Costume Design and Make Up & Hair awards.

Fantastic Beasts Cast and Crew

We're back to the trailers next, with two more for you to watch. The first of them features Colin Farrell (Percival Graves). We've told you previously about his role in After Yang, a new sci-fi film about a malfunctioning robot babysitter, but recently, the film's first official trailer was released. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and will be shown in theaters beginning March 4. Watch the trailer below!



Next up, we have more news about Dan Fogler's (Jacob Kowalski) role in The Offer, a show about the making of The Godfather. We've already told you that he's been cast as the legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, but now we have first-look photos and an official trailer! One of the photos shows Fogler sitting in his director's chair, surrounded by what we presume to be members of his crew. Take a look at the photo and watch the show's trailer below.


One of the first photos of "The Offer"

"The Offer" is about the creation of "The Godfather." (Credit: Paramount+)



This week's final trailer comes from a new film featuring Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone). They play Mark Vanderhill, the leader of a dangerous far-right group, in the upcoming film Asking For It. The film follows a group of women as they try to seek revenge against the patriarchy, especially the man who sexually assaulted one of their members. It will make its way to theaters on March 4, but until then, you can check out the trailer below!



Cursed Child Cast and Crew

Our final story this week is about a new concert that will be coproduced by Sonia Friedman (producer of Cursed Child). She's working with her sister Maria to create a concert celebrating the lives of three famous composers – Marvin Hamlisch (The Spy Who Loved Me), Michel Legrand (Les Misérables), and Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). The production will run from March 3 to March 16 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London.

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! We want to wish good luck to all the Wizarding World alumni who have received BAFTA Film Award nominations!


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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.