Castium Revelio: Prequels and Postponements

Welcome to this week’s edition of Casting News, where we have multiple “first looks” at upcoming Wizarding World alumni projects, another music video to share with you, and much more. Ready to see what the actors from the Harry Potter film series and beyond are up to now? Let’s go! Castium Revelio!



Harry Potter Cast and Crew

First up this week, we have none other than Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the upcoming "Weird Al" Yankovic biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Also revealed to be appearing in the biopic is comedian and actress Quinta Brunson, who will portray Oprah Winfrey. Variety has provided a first look at Brunson as Winfrey, and Radcliffe is also featured in the still.

Tom Felton makes an appearance in the music video for "Are You Entertained" by Russ, featuring Ed Sheeran. According to Rolling Stone, the music video was originally supposed to be directed by Jamal Edwards, who passed away in February.



The trailer for the thriller Burial, from IFC Midnight, in which Tom stars alongside actors including Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell), is also available now. The film will be in theaters and on video on demand (VOD) on September 2.

Toby Jones, the voice of Dobby, is a headliner for this weekend's Happy Days Enniskillen Beckett Festival, running until July 25. Jones will be performing on both July 23 and July 24, although the festival's website notes that the event on the 24th is sold out.

There are two new promotional videos for House of the Dragon, starring Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood), one featurette and one trailer. The prequel series to Game of Thrones premieres on August 21 on HBO Max.




Peter Mullan (Corban Yaxley) and Sir Lenny Henry (voice of the shrunken head in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) are among the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. A new teaser trailer for the Amazon Prime Video series is out now. The Rings of Power premieres on September 2.



Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) stars in the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series Andor, and new footage from the show has been released by its official Twitter account.



Andor, a prequel to the film Rogue One, premieres on August 31.

Additionally, Shaw is set to star in A Quiet Place: Day One, a prequel film to A Quiet Place. The Hollywood Reporter (via Yahoo!) is reporting that the theatrical release date for the film has been pushed to March 8, 2024. Its release was previously scheduled for September 22, 2023.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin (11-year-old Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) is featured in The Woman King, which Entertainment Weekly reports will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year.

Kelly Macdonald (Helena Ravenclaw) is the narrator of a new tour of Appin in North Argyll, Scotland. The Echoes of Appin tour can be purchased on its official website, and those who wish to use the tour can follow along on the map using their own headphones.

Both Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) and Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) star in the upcoming film Oppenheimer, which now has its first poster. The film is scheduled for a July 21, 2023, release.

Geraldine Somerville (Lily Evans Potter) has been recast in The Glass Menagerie at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, a production that was originally scheduled for 2020. All four original cast members from the rescheduled production are slated to return. Somerville will play the role of Amanda Wingfield in the production, running from September 2 to October 8.

Natalia Tena can be seen in the upcoming John Wick 4. The Wrap has posted a first look at the film from Lionsgate, a still of lead actor Keanu Reeves. John Wick 4 is set to be released on March 24, 2023.

Fantastic Beasts Cast and Crew

We have our first look at Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) in The Good Nurse alongside Jessica Chastain. Vanity Fair has published the first stills from the film plus commentary from the cast and crew, including Chastain and Redmayne.

We're back with more for Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone), who stars in She Said, a new film that centers around the sexual assault allegations made against former film producer Harvey Weinstein. A trailer for She Said is out now, ahead of the film's release on November 18.


That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Which piece of news has you most excited this week? Let us know 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.