Castium Revelio: Thrillers and Disability Activism
Welcome back to another edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News, packed full of updates for you on the projects that the alumni of the Harry Potter film series and beyond have in store. Castium Revelio!
First up this week is Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who portrayed the 11-year-old Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He has revealed that he has already filmed a fifth movie in the After series. The film is titled After Everything.
Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody) launched the Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice in support of hospice care centers in Ireland, reports the Dublin Gazette. The fundraiser celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film producer David Heyman is a producer of the upcoming Netflix film White Noise, which now has a first-look trailer. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film:
‘White Noise’ centers on Prof. Jack Gladney ([Adam] Driver) and his wife, Babette ([Greta] Gerwig), as they grapple with family life after a nearby chemical spill pollutes the air. Raffey Cassidy, André Benjamin, Jodie Turner-Smith and Don Cheadle also star.
Nick Moran (Scabior) can be seen in the new horror film Hounded, which premiered at FrightFest in London on August 26.
A lavish manor house was supposed to be just another job for Chaz (Malachi Pullar-Latchman, ‘Shark Bait’) and his crew of South London thieves. Easy pickings… or so they thought. But they unknowingly walk into a trap to be used as pawns for the owners’ sinister aims. The crew are prey for a deadly hunting game over the estate, fleeing across abandoned farms, deep woodland and rivers in an attempt to survive. Both sides will be pushed to their limits in a no-holds-barred fight for survival as the idyllic British countryside becomes a battleground for a class war made flesh. This is the British ‘Squid Game.’
Both Peter Mullan (Corban Yaxley) and Sir Lenny Henry (voice of the shrunken head in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) have roles in the upcoming Amazon Prime Video series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and there is now a full-length trailer for the series. The Rings of Power premieres on September 2.
David O’Hara (Albert Runcorn) stars in the new science fiction thriller Deus. The film’s trailer has been released ahead of the film’s debut on digital, DVD, and video on demand on September 13.
A mysterious black sphere is discovered in the orbit of Mars. The Achilles is sent to investigate. After the bedraggled six-person crew wake from eight months hibernation, the Sphere is transmitting a single word in every Earth language ever known – Deus.
Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) is joining the second season of Fate: The Winx Saga, as we’ve previously reported. The second season of the Netflix series has a teaser trailer out now, ahead of its September 16 release, and you can watch it below.
Nick Shirm (Zacharias Smith) is the host of a cabaret evening in London called QT Presents West End Cast Party. You can check out a review from the Reviews Hub, which attended a performance earlier this week.
Pivoting to our Fantastic Beasts alumni, Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) will be a keynote speaker at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year while promoting his film The Good Nurse. Also a keynote speaker will be Viola Davis, who stars alongside Hero Fiennes Tiffin in The Woman King.
Katherine Waterston (Porpentina Goldstein) will star opposite Jodie Comer in a new apocalyptic thriller film titled The End We Start From. Deadline reports that the film is a “London-set environmental crisis movie about a mother who with her newborn child tries to find a way home amid chaotic floods. Waterston we hear will play the character of ‘O’.”
Finally, we have Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne, whose disability activism has been making waves in the film and television industry in the United Kingdom. Deadline interviewed Thorne and other disabled figures in the industry to discuss the state of disability in television in the UK.
Additionally, Sky is one of nine broadcasters in the United Kingdom that has announced the formation of the TV Access Project (TAP) in response to campaigning by Thorne and others under the banner Underlying Health Condition (UHC).
That’s it for this edition of Casting News. Which piece of news has you most excited this week? Let us know in the comments below!