J. K. Rowling has posted onto her website her opinion on re-casting Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
I’ve loved writing the first two screenplays and I can’t wait for fans to see ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’. I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role. However, conscience isn’t governable by committee. Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.
Deadline is reporting that David Heyman is set to adapt Andrea Levy’s novel The Long Song into a high-end drama for BBC One.
The Long Song, which tells the story of dying days of slavery in Jamaica, is produced by Heyman’s Heyday Television, a joint venture with NBC Universal, and will be written by Sarah Williams, who co-wrote BBC One’s Small Island with Paula Milne and ITV’s Case Sensitive.
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child UK Twitter page has been updated to announce that more London tickets will be released on December 6th for performances from 24th October 2018 to 13th January 2019.
ICYMI - More tickets will be released on Wednesday 6 December for Cursed Child in London for performances from 24 October 2018 to 13 January 2019 https://t.co/VQjCLgfft3
Tom Burke recently spoke to Digital Spy about his involvement with The Strike Series which will return in 2018 for a third installment.
"I hear different numbers all the time," he told Digital Spy. "I had heard seven books, so I don't know. But when I said yes to the job, I was certainly under the impression that it could go on decades... and I was absolutely OK with that."
Harry Potter fans will be able to experience Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from November 24th until January 7th 2018.
We are delighted to welcome Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a new Universal Studios Hollywood holiday tradition. Millions of guests visiting from around the world have already experienced the incredible offerings of this immersive land. This exciting new holiday program further expands the Harry Potter universe by bringing some of the holiday spirit from the films to life for guests to experience for themselves. said President and COO of Universal Studios Hollywood Karen Irwin.
David Heyman recently spoke to EW and discussed the role of young Dumbledore which will be portrayed by Jude Law.
This younger Albus Dumbledore’s long hair and beard were auburn. Having reached their side of the street, he strode off along the pavement, drawing many curious glances due to the flamboyantly cut suit of plum velvet that he was wearing.
One of the reasons we chose Jude is he has many of the qualities we find in Dumbeldore in the Potter films. He’s got authority, he’s got a twinkle in his eye, he’s sometimes a bit elliptical. So you have that but also have this youthful energy and jubilance. So he brings that twinkle, mischief, authority, and power, but at the same time brings far more youthful energy to the film. You understand why he would be your favorite teacher and be someone you believe is an extraordinary wizard.
The title for the second Fantastic Beasts movie has been released.
On November 16, 2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released.
(Left to right) JUDE LAW plays a young ALBUS DUMBLEDORE, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; EZRA MILLER makes a return as the enigmatic CREDENCE, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; CLAUDIA KIM appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; ZOË KRAVITZ plays LETA LESTRANGE, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; CALLUM TURNER joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, THESEUS SCAMANDER, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; KATHERINE WATERSTON returns as TINA GOLDSTEIN, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA; EDDIE REDMAYNE stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist NEWT SCAMANDER, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; DAN FOGLER reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, JACOB KOWALSKI; ALISON SUDOL reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, QUEENIE GOLDSTEIN, a Legilimens who can read minds; and JOHNNY DEPP returns as the powerful Dark wizard GELLERT GRINDELWALD in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.”
Various media outlets are reporting how Julie Walters has been named Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace last week.
I looked at the envelope and thought, ‘ER – what’s that all about?’ I thought it must be something from my MP – I’m always writing to him. But no, it was from the honors committee. All this highfalutin language, all these convoluted sentences… I’m reading it wondering what’s going on here; then finally I saw the word ‘Dame.’ I shouted to my husband, ‘Grant, my God, I’ve been made a Dame. Get down on your knees this instant.’