Castium Revelio: Eddie’s Emcee Recorded in a “Cabaret” Cast Album

Welcome to this week’s edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! After last edition’s award nominations for three Wizarding World stars, we’re rounding off 2022 with an album announced for Eddie Redmayne and a new film for Katherine Waterston. Castium Revelio!



Before we get into that, however, we’ve got news about a radio hosting gig for Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour). He’ll return to cover for Guy Garvey on BBC Radio 6 on January 15 after he made his radio debut back in November. He described how he is “honored and keen” to take to the airwaves again, explaining how he classed it as “a serious upgrade”  to be asked back and promising that he will “endeavor to find more crazy rhythms to make Sunday sway a little.” You can tune in at 2:00 p.m. on January 15 to see if you think he’s kept his promise.

Sticking to the theme of music, there’s an exciting musical announcement featuring Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander). His performance as the Emcee in Cabaret earlier this year, for which he won an Olivier Award, will be forever immortalized in the form of a cast album. Redmayne’s version of “Willkommen” was released earlier this month on December 21 to all streaming platforms alongside the version of “Mein Herr” recorded by his co-star Jessie Buckley. The rest of the album will be released on January 20 and is currently available for preorder.



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Last but not least this week is a new role for Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein). They Listen is a horror film set for a theatrical release on August 25 next year and is currently in production in Los Angeles. We don’t know much about the story or characters, but we do know that it has been written and will be directed by Chris Weitz (who also wrote Pinocchio and Rogue One). Waterston will star alongside John Cho (Cowboy Bebop).

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Are you looking forward to hearing Bill Nighy over the airwaves, putting Eddie Redmayne’s Emcee on repeat, or getting spooked by Katherine Waterston the most? 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.