Castium Revelio: Adventures Through the Jungles and Tony Award Successes
by Neave Williamson · Published · Updated
Welcome to our June edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! After sharing upcoming projects from the Cannes Film Market and telling you about the magical nominations at this year’s Tony Awards last month, we’ve got some Tony winners, exciting news from the depths of the Peruvian jungle, and a surprise show from the mysterious corners of the Amazon.es Castium Revelio!
First up, though, we've got a new project for Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange). She's hosting a new podcast on BBC Radio 4 called History's Secret Heroes. Throughout each episode, she will tell the stories of World World II's unsung heroes, who did incredible acts but don't get celebrated by the history books. The podcast's first episode aired on May 31, and it has been running every Wednesday since.
Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) also joined a new project this month. She'll join Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) in The Yellow Tie, a biopic that will tell the story of Sergiu Celibidache, a controversial Romanian conductor who became the youngest-ever conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra despite battling homelessness and prejudice. The project started filming at the end of the month.
Genevieve Gaunt (Pansy Parkinson, Prisoner of Azkaban) posted about her latest project. She's starring in Arthur's Whisky, a Sky original film about three women who discover that one of their husbands invented an elixir to restore youth before passing away. However, the women find out the hard way that they are not equipped to cope as young people in the modern world.
— Genevieve Gaunt (@GenevieveWGaunt) May 9, 2023
Streaming network the CW has recently announced a new show starring Frank Dillane (16-year-old Tom Riddle, Half-Blood Prince). He'll play an antique dealer from London called Boisie in Joan, a show that tells the story of Joan Hannington, one of the most prolific and notorious jewelry thieves in history.
Sir Kenneth Branagh's (Gilderoy Lockhart) new project will see him star in the action-adventure film Mayday alongside Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy). We know very little about the film, with shooting dates, locations, and even a plot synopsis all being kept secret for now.
Larian Studios recently surprised us all by announcing that Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) has joined the voice cast of Baldur's Gate 3, its latest role-play game set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Isaacs lends his voice to Lord Envor Gortash, an imposing politician who Issacs says is being mischaracterized as a villain by fans. The game is set for release on August 31.
A politician raised by a devil. What could go wrong?
Welcome to Baldur's Gate, @jasonsfolly!
— Larian Studios rerolled the D8 🥳 (@larianstudios) June 8, 2023
Talking of surprises, composer John Williams showed up to the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in Hollywood. He played pieces from the latest installment of the iconic franchise, including the main theme and a new piece written for the heroine of the film, with a full orchestra. The film came to theaters this week.
Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) is taking to the stage as part of a series of interviews for London's children's drama school Perform. Perform in the Park: Evenings in the Park With... aims to inspire young people by getting actors to share stories from their early careers. Cave will appear on July 28 at 7:30 pm on the specially built stage at Coram's Fields in Bloomsbury, London.
Staying on the topic of Jessie Cave, fellow Wizarding World actress Anna Schafer (Romilda Vane) credited Cave for her success after the pair met on the Harry Potter set. Schafer was photographed as part of a charity appeal from women's fashion brand Huishan Zhang, and as part of the shoot, she gave a short interview about her influences, big breaks, and fashion style.
We've got two projects from producer David Heyman to finish off this section. The Rivals of the Amziah King is his first upcoming film and is a crime thriller set in rural Oklahoma. No details surrounding the plot have been announced yet, but we do know that Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) will take the lead role.
His second project of the month is one we've been looking forward to for a very long time. Paddington in Peru is the third installment of the animated film series, and we finally have some casting details! Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Imelda Staunton (Horace Slughorn, Molly Weasley, and Dolores Umbridge, respectively) are set to reprise their roles of antique dealer Mr. Gruber, Mrs. Bird, and the voice of Paddington's aunt Lucy. Most other main cast members are also set to return, but Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) will hand over her role of Mrs. Brown to Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns).
Callum Turner (Theseus Scamander) joined the cast of Hedda, a movie that will bring the classic Hendrik Ibeson play Hedda Gabler to screens. It will follow the life of a general's daughter, who is disillusioned about her recent marriage and the rest of her life.
Jessica Williams (Eulalie Hicks) has also joined a remake project. She's starring alongside Jake Gyllenhall (Zodiac) in Road House, an upcoming reimagination of the classic film from 1989 about a fighter who begins working in a bar in the Florida Keys. The film has already been shot, but we currently don't have a release date.
We're ending this month's Casting News with success at the Tony Awards. Producer Sonia Friedman's play Leopoldstadt walked away with four awards, including the Best Play award, which Friedman herself went on stage to pick up. Congratulations to Friedman and the rest of her team for the awards!
Best play is won by Leopoldstadt - with producer Sonia Friedman accepting the award alongside writer Tom Stoppard. He says “Sonia works harder than anyone else”. Tom also says theatre writers are getting “devalued” in the food chain. #TonyAwards2023 pic.twitter.com/8dhmLpZeXL
— The Stage (@TheStage) June 12, 2023
That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Which project this month are you feeling most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.