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Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in new image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Pottermore has revealed a new image for the Harry Potter spin-off prequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which sees Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander receiving a postcard from Paris; take a look here…

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At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested,
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A Parisian Adventure Is Afoot In New Pic For Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

A great Parisian adventure is afoot in the all-new image for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Warner Bros. and David Yates’ magical sequel that’s been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

It’s a controversy that can be traced all the way back to Johnny Depp’s involvement in the Harry Potter prequel, after the Pirates of the Caribbean actor clinched the role of Gellert Grindelwald, arch-enemy and one-time lover of the great Albus Dumbledore.

Since his contentious addition to the cast, David Yates, J.K. Rowling and even Amber Heard have each addressed the elephant in the room, and just last week, Daniel Radcliffe (Aka the Boy Who Lived) broke his silence about Depp’s role and, well, let’s just say the former Potter star didn’t pull any punches.

Whether Johnny Depp truly deserves to be a part of The Crimes of Grindelwald is
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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #87. Anthony Mandler’s Monster

Monster

He might have been itching to direct a project as early as 2013 with the book to screen project of Tokyo Vice with Daniel Radcliffe, but lensing on Anthony Mandler‘s directorial debut began in October of 2016. With a lengthy background as a music video helmer, we should expect Monster to at least look the part.

With Kelvin Harrison Jr toplining, this also includes Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Rakim Mayers, Jennifer Ehle, Tim Blake Nelson, A$AP Rocky and Nas this was written by Colen C Wiley and Janece Shaffer and is based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers. Charged with felony murder for a crime he says he did not commit, the film follows his dramatic journey through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison. This could be as impactful as last year’s last year’s Sundance hit Crown Heights.
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Daniel Radcliffe Responds To Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting Controversy

As #MeToo and #TimesUp continues to sweep through Hollywood, one actor who has so far been largely spared is Johnny Depp. Despite allegations by Amber Heard of domestic abuse and assault, Depp has continued to notch high profile roles, including in Kenneth Branagh‘s hit, “Murder On The Orient Express,” and the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” The latter in particular has raised many eyebrows and criticisms, which some calls to recast the role, but Depp has been vigorously defended by director David Yates and author J.K.

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Hear Paul Allen’s ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ Radio Call From Insane Vikings Win (Audio)

We still have no idea what actually happened at the end of that crazy New Orleans Saints-Minnesota Vikings playoff game. Perhaps Paul Allen can shed some light on what he coined the “Minneapolis Miracle.” Listen above to the radio voice of the Vikings call the final 10 seconds of Sunday’s wild NFL contest. The call actually does the moment justice — if that’s possible. Oh, and if you haven’t actually seen the Stefon Diggs walk-off touchdown that carried the Purple People Eaters to the Nfc Championship Game, well, you’ve gotta watch it below. Also Read: Daniel Radcliffe Compares Warner Bros to NFL Over...
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Daniel Radcliffe weighs in on the Johnny Depp Fantastic Beasts controversy

“The Boy who Lived”, Daniel Radcliffe, has offered up his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts, and its forthcoming sequel The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Radcliffe talked about the decision for the franchise to persevere with an actor who has been accused of spousal abuse, one that has seen criticism levelled at J.K. Rowling, and Warner Bros. in the past few months.

Radcliffe caveated his feelings by acknowledging how it was a difficult subject matter for him to discuss because the creative team behind the Fantastic Beasts movies “gave me a great start in life and an amazing job.” He went on to say “I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that … I’m not saying anything that anybody hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL,
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Daniel Radcliffe Compares Warner Bros to NFL Over Johnny Depp ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting

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Daniel Radcliffe Compares Warner Bros to NFL Over Johnny Depp ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting
Someone finally asked Daniel Radcliffe what he thinks about the casting of Johnny Depp in the “Harry Potter” spin-off franchise “Fantastic Beasts.” His answer: It reminds him of the NFL’s zero-tolerance policy on smoking weed, but relative tolerance for far worse behavior from the league’s biggest players. In November, a social media campaign called for Depp to be removed from the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” due to the accusations of domestic violence against him that became public during his 2016 divorce from Amber Heard. Despite the backlash, Warner Bros., director David Yates, and “Harry Potter” creator J.K....
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Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Backlash Over Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Backlash Over Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting
Daniel Radcliffe is opening up for the first time about his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp’s role in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the “Harry Potter” star addressed the criticism writer J.K. Rowling, director David Yates, and studio Warner Bros. have faced in keeping Depp as the titular villain in “Fantastic Beasts,” a “Potter” spinoff. Depp was accused of abuse by his ex-wife Amber Heard in their 2016 divorce papers.

“It’s a very hard thing for me,” Radcliffe said of the controversy, and added that the “Fantastic Beasts” producers are the ones who “gave me a great start in life and an amazing job.”

“I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that … I’m not saying anything that anybody hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots
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Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts 2 Casting

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts 2 Casting
Johnny Depp's casting in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been a subject of major controversy, despite the filmmakers defending the decision to keep him in the upcoming sequel. Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter franchise, has finally weighed in on how he feels about the fact that Depp is in the movie. Radcliffe started out by saying, "It's a very hard thing for me," while acknowledging that the producers of the franchise "gave me a great start in life and an amazing job."

The subject of Johnny Depp playing Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 2, officially titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, has been an issue, given his alleged abuse of his former wife, Amber Heard. Daniel Radcliffe says he understands the frustration many have with Johnny Depp being involved in the franchise and notes that, while filming the Harry Potter movies, actor Jamie Waylett was fired
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Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Johnny Depp’s Continued Presence in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Johnny Depp’s Continued Presence in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’
“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe told Entertainment Weekly that he “can see why people are frustrated” with his iconic character’s creator — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” screenwriter/executive producer J.K. Rowling — and more of his former collaborators for their decision not to recast Johnny Depp in the upcoming film. Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, has accused the three-time Oscar nominee of domestic violence during their marriage, which officially ended in January 2017.

Between late November and early December 2017, after the launch of the #MeToo movement, Rowling, the film’s director David Yates and producer David Heyman, and Warner Bros. all defended their decision to keep Depp as the titular character, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, although Rowling once considered finding another actor.

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Radcliffe offered an admittedly “weird analogy” about how professional American football insulates its biggest stars from
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Daniel Radcliffe Addresses Controversial Johnny Depp Casting In ‘Fantastic Beasts’

“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe has given his taken on the controversial casting of Johnny Depp in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. Depp, who appeared in the original “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in 2016 as the villain Gellert Grindelwald, also faced allegations of abuse that year from ex-wife Amber Heard. Related: Jk
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Radcliffe Addresses Fantastic Beasts’ Johnny Depp Controversy

Shortly before his controversial casting as Gillert Grindelwald ahead of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Johnny Depp had come under fire for his actions against then wife, Amber Heard. At a time when men in Hollywood are being forced to accept the consequences of their actions against women, fans have struggled to comprehend why Depp has essentially received a free pass — something Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t understand, either.

Related: Amber Heard Responds to Rowling’s Statement on Depp’s Fantastic Beasts Casting
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Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts Casting

Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts Casting
Daniel Radcliffe is sharing his thoughts on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts casting. During 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, viewers saw Depp make an appearance as Gellert Grindelwald. And later this year, Depp is set to reprise his role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. However, the decision to keep Depp in the movie has sparked controversy after allegations surrounding his marriage to ex Amber Heard made headlines in 2016. After receiving backlash over keeping Depp in the movie, the film's director David Yates and author and screenplay writer J.K. Rowling have both since defended the casting decision. Now Harry Potter star Radcliffe is speaking out for the first time...
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Daniel Radcliffe Speaks Out On Johnny Depp’s Role In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Johnny Depp is attached to the role of Gellert Grindelwald, and fans are none too pleased.

Back in 2016, Depp’s name was dragged into the public eye amid the abuse allegations made by his ex-wife, Amber Heard (Aquaman). The Hollywood duo have since settled their divorce and domestic abuse case, before releasing a joint statement in an attempt to set the record straight.

Still, question marks have been raised over Johnny Depp’s involvement in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the Warner Bros. sequel in which he plays the titular dark wizard. Both David Yates and J.K. Rowling – director and screenwriter, respectively – have publically defended Depp, and now, Daniel Radcliffe has weighed in on the matter at hand:

“It’s a very hard thing for me,” Radcliffe said, noting he wants to be supportive of the film’s producers who “gave me a great start in life and an amazing job.
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Daniel Radcliffe Addresses Fantastic Beasts’ Johnny Depp Controversy

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, most famous for portraying the titular boy wizard through eight Harry Potter films, has broken his silence regarding the controversy surrounding actor Johnny Depp’s casting in the spinoff Fantastic Beasts movie franchise. The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, raised the ire of Potter-heads around the world when producers declined to recast the role of the villainous wizard Gellert Grindelwald, whom Depp portrayed in the first installment.
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‘Miracle Workers’ Creator On Owen Wilson’s Departure From The TBS Comedy Series – TCA

Last May when TBS gave the go-ahead to the seven episode anthology series Miracle Workers, Owen Wilson was set to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the adaptation of Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name. Radcliffe was set as Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers, while Wilson was set to play Craig's boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth's destruction, Craig needs to achieve his…
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Miracle Workers Recast Mystery Solved: Why Did Owen Wilson Depart?

The Miracle Workers recast mystery is a mystery no more.

Last October, TVLine broke the news that TBS’ forthcoming heaven-set anthology comedy — starring Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe as a dutiful angel — had recast the role of the God, with Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi stepping in for Owen Wilson. At the time, no explanation was given for the switch. But at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Thursday, Miracle Workers co-creator Simon Rich addressed the 11th hour casting makeover for the first time.

“We just had different creative visions for the show and parted ways,” the Ep explained,
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Arclight appoints Michelle Krumm to run Australia office

Krumm will oversee the company’s Australian co-production operation out of the Sydney office.

Source: Arclight

’First Reformed’

Sales company Arclight Films has appointed Michelle Krumm as head of Australian operations and worldwide acquisitions.

Krumm will oversee the company’s Australian co-production operation out of the Sydney office and handle worldwide acquisitions for the finance and sales company. She will report to Arclight Films’ CEO Gary Hamilton.

She joins from South Australian Film Corp where she was head of production, development and studios. She oversaw the Safc’s industry development and production investment programmes and ran the Adelaide Studio’s production and post sound facilities for two years. She supported numerous productions coming to the state for production such as Cargo, Wolf Creek TV, Sweet Country, and Hotel Mumbai.

Prior to the Safc, she served as executive vice president, head of acquisitions and co-production at The Weinstein Company from 2005 -2008. Previous to this, she worked at [link
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Exclusive Interview – Daniel Radcliffe on Jungle

Daniel Radcliffe’s latest film Jungle hit DVD here in the UK this week, and to celebrate we’ve got an exclusive interview with the actor, where he discusses the acclaimed survival thriller, as well as talking about the actors and directors he’d like to work with in the future. Check it out below, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

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From the director of Wolf Creek and staring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the true story of one man s fight for survival as he ventures in to the Amazon rainforest. What starts as a dream adventure quickly descends in to a harrowing and desperate nightmare.

Jungle is available now on digital, DVD and Blu-ray.

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'Jimmie', 'The Death Of Stalin' to bookend Rotterdam film festival

Jimmie director’s other films include The Ape and Beast Of Burden with Daniel Radcliffe.

Source: International Film Festival Rotterdam

‘Jimmie’

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) has announced the opening and closing films for its 47th edition (24 Jan to 4 Feb).

The event will kick off with Jimmie by Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt. The road movie about a father and son on the run stars the director and his own four-year-old son in the lead roles.

Ganslandt’s other films include Falkenberg Farewell (2006), The Ape (2010) and the upcoming English-language thriller Beast Of Burden starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Closing the festival on 3 February is Armando Iannucci’s comedy The Death of Stalin, which chronicles the power struggle following Stalin’s death in 1953. Michael Palin, Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor star.

Festival Director Bero Beyer said of Jimmie: “Ganslandt offers a truly new perspective in an intense cinematic experience that makes us view the world anew.
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