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As production continues on Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, the official Pottermore website has announced the addition of eight new names to the cast of the latest chapter of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World series.
The site reports that Brontis Jodorowsky (Endless Poetry) will portray Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist who discovered the Elixir of Life and originally mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. He will be joined by Wolf Roth (Holmes and Watson) as Spielman, Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife) as Bunty, Derek Riddell (The Missing) as Torquil Travers, Poppy Corby-Tuech (Harlots) as Rosier and Cornell S. John (Captain America: Civil War) as Arnold Guzman, while Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) and Fiona Glascott (Episodes) are set for as-yet-undisclosed roles.
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- Gary Collinson
What better way to pep up Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 than to cast the son of an actual magician as Philosopher’s Stone creating alchemist Nicholas Flamel? That’s probably why Brontis Jodorowsky, son of Alejandro Jodorowsky, has been cast as the character. Now, you may be asking yourself, “who the hell is that and why should I care?” which is understandable given that his film career to date has largely consisted of very strange, arthouse movies directed by his awesome dad (who’s seriously a straight-up magician).
First seen as a child in the original midnight movie El Topo back in 1970, Brontis has more recently played his own tyrannical grandfather in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s two autobiographic movies, The Dance of Reality and Endless Poetry, in which (in my humble opinion) he was downright amazing. Despite that, the audience for Jodorowsky’s typically bonkers fare is a bit limited, »
- David James
The studio has also cast Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel, known in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world as an alchemist who discovered the Elixir of Life. Other newly announced cast members include Fiona Glascott, Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech and Cornell S. John.
The untitled sequel has been dated for a release on Nov. 16, 2018. David Yates, who directed “Fantastic Beasts” and the final four Harry Potter installments, is returning to helm the second film in the Harry Potter prequel series from a script by Harry Potter creator Rowling. She revealed a year ago that the spinoff franchise would consist of five films.
- Dave McNary
It's a good time to be Harry Potter superfan Jessica Williams. Pottermore announced Friday that the Daily Show alum has been cast in an undisclosed role in Warner Bros.' untitled Fantastic Beasts sequel. "Hello There," she tweeted after the news came out. "I Am Screaming Because I Am Going To Be In Fantastic Beasts." Screenwriter J.K. Rowling said she is "soooooo happy" for the actress, and after Williams thanked her three times, the author responded with an owl emoji, explaining, "There's no purple heron emoji, so." Fans will also get to see Brontis Jodorowsky as alchemist Nicolas Flamel, a character first mentioned in Rowling's debut novel, Harry Potter and the »
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David Yates, who also helmed four Harry Potter installments, is returning to direct the second film of the Harry Potter prequel series, which is planned to span five movies and feature screenplays by author J.K. Rowling. The first film was released in November 2016 and grossed $814 million worldwide.
Eddie Redmayne — who stars in the series as a 1920s magizoologist named Newt »
- Ashley Lee,Aaron Couch
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- Spencer Perry
More wigs, more mandarin collars, more anachronisms, more phalluses, more Jungian megalomania: The octogenarian, Chilean-born director, comics writer, and guru Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain, El Topo) continues to plumb his early life in Endless Poetry, the sequel to his autobiographical comeback of sorts, The Dance Of Reality. The time is now the early 1940s. The teenage, still virginal Alejandro (Jeremias Herskovits and Adan Jodorowsky, the latter closer to 40) is ready to leave behind his macho father, Jaime (Brontis Jodorowsky), and his long-suffering mother, Sara (Pamela Flores, who sings all of her lines in operatic soprano), to make it as an avant-garde poet in the bohemian circles of Santiago. He is properly outfitted with a futurist collarless jacket—the start of a lifelong love affair, perhaps—and one of those Jean Cocteau or Sergei Eisenstein Bride Of Frankenstein ’dos that attached themselves to the heads of artistic white men »
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Exclusive: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.
Paris-based sales agent Other Angle has boarded Gabriel Le Bomin’s Second World War drama Our Patriots about real-life Senegalese resistance fighter Addi Bâ.
Marc Zinga plays Bâ, who was nicknamed “der schwarze terrorist” (the black terrorist) by the Germans for his role in a French resistance division operating in the Vosges in eastern France.
Louane Emera, who shot to fame in the role of the talented musical daughter Paula Belier in box office hit La Famille Belier, and Alexandra Lamy are also in the cast as the women who helped hide Bâ from the Germans. Further cast members include Pierre Deladonchamps.
“There aren’t that many films looking at the role Africans played in fighting the Germans and none, as far as I know, about black resistance »
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