Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
You’ve got to hand it to J.K. Rowling – she’s certainly not resting on her laurels. In the years since she wrapped up her seven-novel Harry Potter series, she’s dabbled in new genres, even writing under a pseudonym (which ultimately became the worst-kept secret in the world) for a few books. And now that she’s returning to her Wizarding World, a universe that helped the define popular culture for a generation, she seems intent on exploring as many mediums as possible.
With the actual Harry Potter sequel, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, heading to the London stage, Rowling is making her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a film set in the same universe as The Boy Who Lived, just 80 or so years earlier. And now our first look at the film, and its hero, played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, has arrived.
UPDATE: Several more images from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have been released, and you can find them all after the jump.
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At a time when our culture and society is becoming far more accepting and understanding of the LGBT community, here comes the story of one of the first trans women to undergo sex reassignment surgery in The Danish Girl.
Eddie Redmayne takes the titular role as Lili Elbe, formerly Einar Wegener, a pioneer of the transgender community who had the surgery in 1930, a process that took over two years. Now a new The Danish Girl trailer shows Redmayne’s incredible transformation into the real-life woman, showing that another Oscar could be in his future. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Voice actor Mark Ryan debunks a recent Transformers 5 rumor
- Denis Villeneuve addresses Blade Runner‘s biggest mystery
- Fantastic Beasts‘ Eddie Redmayne doesn’t want to “let everybody down”
- The horror in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials almost got it rated R
- Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz want a Malcolm in the Middle reunion
- Robocop 2 might still happen someday, eventually, maybe
- The Conjuring 2 and Ouija 2 add to their cast lists
- Straight Outta Compton‘s Aldis Hodge signs up for Jack Reacher 2
- Frank Marshall shares a photo from the set of Bourne 5
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Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Eddie Redmayne began 2015 as an unhinged space prince (or something?) in Jupiter Ascending, but as the year starts winding back down he’s heading back to the prestige-picture track. Focus Features has released the first trailer for Tom Hooper‘s The Danish Girl, starring Redmayne as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe. Alicia Vikander plays Elbe’s wife Gerda Wegener. Watch The Danish Girl trailer after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has finally made this official. Read the full press release, including quotes from director David Yates, below.
The Harry Potter film series had the opportunity to find young new talent to fill the major roles the series followed for years, but for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the casting choices are a bit different. Well-established actor and recent Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne has been a top choice among several actors to play Newt Scamander, the lead character in author JK Rowling‘s book set in the Harry Potter world. Now the actor is in talks for the film, likely putting to rest speculation about who’ll lead the film.
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It’s a pretty magical time to be Eddie Redmayne. Weeks after winning an Oscar, the actor is eyeing the lead role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the David Yates-helmed Harry Potter spin off written by J.K. Rowling herself. Read more on the Fantastic Beasts casting news below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Eddie Redmayne is following up his Oscar win for The Theory of Everything with another biopic. The Danish Girl stars Redmayne as Lili Elbe, an early 20th century painter who became one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Get your The Danish Girl first look after the jump. Read More »