Castium Revelio: Trailers for Best Friends and Zombies

Welcome back to MuggleNet’s Casting News! After we took you through all of the Wizarding World alumni’s trailers from Netflix’s Tudum last week, we’ve got even more trailers, starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Toby Jones, and Colin Farrell to share with you this week, as well as an interview from Jessica Williams. Castium Revelio!



Harry Potter Cast and Crew

Before we get into all of this edition's trailers, we've got guest appearances for Pam Ferris (Aunt Marge) and Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) on Season 5 of a BBC book show. Between the Covers is a talk show all about underrated books. Cave will appear on Episode 2 of this season, discussing The Second Sight of Zachery Cloudesley, by Sean Lusk, alongside actress Ruth Jones, comedian Kae Kurd, and actor Samuel West, while Ferris will appear on Episode 4 to talk about The Night Ship, by Jess Kidd, with presenter Stephen Mangan, actress Rakhee Thakrar, and comedian Tom Allen.

Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) and Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey) are both joining the cast of Wicked Little Letters, which is set in a sleepy town that must come together to solve the mystery behind a series of explicit letters. The movie has begun filming.

We've got our first trailer to share with you now. Hero Fiennes Tiffin (11-year-old Tom Riddle) is starring alongside Max Harwood (Everybody's Talking About Jamie) in The Loneliest Boy in the World. Tiffin will play a zombie who is bought to life by a very lonely boy in the comedy-horror, which is set for theatrical release on October 14 and digital release on October 18. Check out the trailer below.



Next is a new version of an old classic produced by Chris Columbus (director of the first two Harry Potter films) and his daughter Eleanor Columbus (Susan Bones). Nosferatu will be directed by Robert Eggers (The Northman) and will star Lily-Rose Depp (Wolf) and well-known horror villain actor Bill Skarsgård (It). The film has changed its cast a couple of times since it was first announced in 2017, and it is currently in post-production, with no news yet on a release date.

Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) is set to star in a film based on a recent viral court case. The working title is Wagatha, and it's based on the defamation case between Colleen Rooney and Rebecca Vardy. French distributing company Newen Connect has picked up rights for the film this week.

It's time for our next trailer now. This one stars both Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) and Colin Farrell (Percival Graves, Fantastic Beasts) in the final trailer for The Banshees of Inisherin, which is set to hit theaters at the end of this month. The film follows two best friends when one unexpectedly breaks off the relationship. You can watch the trailer below.



We've got another film with two Harry Potter alums on board next. We already knew about Jason Isaacs's (Lucius Malfoy) leading role in Archie, a biopic about the life of Hollywood legend Cary Grant (North by Northwest), but with a further casting announcement earlier this week, we now know that Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Roger Davies) will also play a part! We don't know exactly where his character will fit in the film just yet, but we'll keep you updated as more information is released.

Cleopatra Entertainment and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) will help us celebrate the release of a famous album next year after the distribution company bought the North American rights to a concert and documentary all about it narrated by Nighy. The Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Tour focuses on the music of Mike Oldfield's album Tubular Bells, whose opening theme was featured on the soundtrack of The Excorcist. The concert was filmed over three nights at the Royal Festival Hall in London and will feature acrobatic routines performed by the Circa Contemporary Circus. 

Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle) is also joining a new project. She's taking the lead role of Tula Harkonnen in Dune: the Sisterhood, a series based on Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi story and taking place 10,000 years before the events of the 2021 film Dune. She'll take on forces that threaten her world alongside her sister, Valya, who will be portrayed by Emily Watson (God's Creatures). The series is currently in production, with no confirmed release date yet.

Next up is another trailer featuring two alums – this time, it's Toby Jones (voice of Dobby) and Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore). The Wonder is a psychological thriller set in a 19th-century Irish village, where a nurse visits a young girl who claims to have survived without eating for four months. It will premiere in some theaters on November 2 and will start streaming on Netflix on November 16. Check out the trailer below.



There's exciting news for any fans of Community. The show was always promised six seasons and a movie, and finally, the movie is officially happening! Community: The Movie has been ordered by Peacock after a battle between multiple companies. While we know that certain faces will return, Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan) is not yet on the list to reappear as Magnitude.

Fantastic Beasts Cast and Crew

There's also been an exciting announcement this week for any fans of Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather, or Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski). The Offer, Paramount+'s behind-the-scenes insight into how the Godfather trilogy was created, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 29 with two hours of bonus content, including deleted scenes and three featurettes.

Up next is an honor for Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander). He'll receive the Virtuoso Award for his performance in Netflix's psychological horror based on a true crime case, The Good Nurse, at this year's Savannah Film Festival. The festival is set to open with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson's The Banshees of Inisherin and will close with Living, starring Bill Nighy. Congratulations to Redmayne on this award!

Jessica Williams (Eulalie Hicks) has been talking about her role in Kid Cudi's animated show Entergalactic. She mentioned a "super top secret email" that she received as a result of her role in the project. She also described how taking the job was a "kind of a no-brainer" because she was excited about the chance to work with her fellow cast members.

Cursed Child Cast and Crew

Last but not least this week is a regional premiere for a film written by Jack ThorneThe Swimmers is based on the true story of Syrian swimmers Sara and Yusra Mardini, who turned from refugees into Olympic swimmers. It will make its Middle East and North African (MENA) debut at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival in November and will be available on Netflix on November 23.

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Which of these trailers are you most excited about, or are you happier about the release dates we’ve announced in this edition? 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.