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Steve Kloves to Write and Direct "Defending Jacob"

Posted by: Catherine
May 17, 2012, 05:54 AM

Steve Kloves, who wrote seven of the eight Harry Potter films, has been asked by Warner Bros. to write and direct a new thriller: Defending Jacob. Defending Jacob is an adaption of William Landry's novel, a New York Times Best Seller. Variety reports:

Set in a wealthy Boston suburb, novel followsContinued...

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Alan Rickman to Play as Hilly Kristal in Biographical Film

Posted by: Catherine
May 17, 2012, 05:53 AM

Alan Rickman has officially signed to play the role of Hilly Kristal in a new biographical film. Hilly Kristal was the founder of CBGB, a famous punk rock venue. The film currently has no title, and is set to begin production June 25, in Georgia and New York City. The film has an estimatedContinued...

HP Cast

"Into the White" Gets DVD Release Date, First "Perks of Being a Wallflower" Trailer to Air at the MTV Movie Awards

Posted by: Mel
May 16, 2012, 07:12 PM

Rupert Grint's film "Into the White," will be released on DVD and blu-ray on August 28th. Unfortunately, this release date only applies to Norway. Keep close to Leaky for the international DVD release date.


In other actor news, Emma WatsonContinued...

HP Cast

David Yates Will No Longer Direct Emma Watson in "Your Voice in My Head," Filming of Rupert Grint's Film "The Drummer" Pushed Back

Posted by: Mel
May 15, 2012, 07:04 PM

David Yates will no longer be directing Emma Watson in her upcoming film "Your Voice in My Head." Yates has left the film because of "a family health situation" and there is no word of who will replace him yet:

David YatesContinued...

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Original Harry Potter Manuscripts on Tour

Posted by: Catherine
May 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

Amidst all the exciting Harry Potter news recently, the pen and paper that started it all is being shown at the British Library from May 13--Septemeber 25, 2012. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone manuscripts will be on display with hundreds of other great British literary works, including The HobbitContinued...

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Daniel Radcliffe doing well in "Kill Your Darlings", says co-star Ben Foster

Posted by: Catherine
May 12, 2012, 04:21 PM

Daniel Radcliffe is at it again--breaking out of his role as Harry Potter in a thriller and nailing the role. Even though his role in Kill Your Darlings involves a pair of black-rimmed glasses, Radcliffe is doing well in personifying Allen Grinsberg. Co-star Ben Foster told The Sun that DanielContinued...

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Alan Rickman to star in "The Butler"

Posted by: Catherine
May 12, 2012, 04:18 PM

Alan Rickman is rumored to be casted as Ronald Reagan in the up and coming movie, The Butler. The Butler is still in the very early process of casting roles, with only two solid roles cast-- including Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Alan's would-be wife in the film. The movie will follow a maid and a butler as theyContinued...

Movies

ABC Family 4-Day Harry Potter Marathon Begins May 17

Posted by: Stephanie_J
May 10, 2012, 04:55 PM

ABC Family has scheduled a May "Harry Potter" marathon to air from Thursday, May 17 until Sunday, May 20th. The channel will only show films two ("Chamber of Secrets") through six ("Half-Blood Prince").

The complete schedule is available below:

Thursday, May 17th
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT –Continued...

Books

Harry Potter Book Series Joining Amazon.com's Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Posted by: Edward
May 10, 2012, 10:59 AM

All seven Harry Potter books by author J. K. Rowling will soon be available on Amazon.com's Kindle Owners' Lending Library, where owners of the eBook device can borrow select titles right to their Kindle device without actually purchasing the book.  Set to be availableContinued...

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"How to Succeed In Business" Closing

Posted by: Catherine
May 09, 2012, 10:40 PM

After fifteen months of performances, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was handed it's final notice. The show opened in February 2011 with Daniel Radcliffe as the lead. Radcliffe's role packed the theater, and quickly recuperated the $9 million that was initially invested in the musical. Nick JonasContinued...

Home Video / DVD

New Look at Harry Potter Wizard's Collection DVD Box Set

Posted by: Mel
May 09, 2012, 07:04 PM

Warner Bros. has put up several new images of the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection DVD Box Set up on Facebook. These images, which can be seen here in our galleries, show the individual covers for the first three Harry Potter films, as well as a look at one of the booklets that will come withContinued...

Fans

Confirmed: Universal to Announce Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2012, 03:50 PM

The LA Times is reporting that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will make its way to Japan, with the announcement, set to be made official Thursday.  The report reads, in part:

The Osaka destination -- expected to begin construction in the next few weeks with a plannedContinued...

Fan Events

Australia Joins the International Ranks of Quidditch

Posted by: Catherine
May 08, 2012, 09:47 PM

According to the Herald Sun the "Olympic" Australian Quidditch team has packed it's bags, and is prepared to fly off to London. The Australian National Quidditch team is the newest team that will go up against the USA and UK in this summer's 2012 UK Summer Games.  The Aussies now officiallyContinued...

Watson Interviews

Emma Watson's Talks Natural Beauty and Hair Cut in UK Glamour Magazine

Posted by: Catherine
May 08, 2012, 09:40 PM

In the June 2012 edition of Glamour magazine, Emma Watson shares her views of natural beauty and informs readers why she cut her hair. Emma told Glamour cutting her Hermione locks "was all about getting rid of Harry Potter, and going dark was about mourning the end of Potter". Watson addressedContinued...

News

J.K. Rowling Recieves Freedom of the City

Posted by: Catherine
May 08, 2012, 07:39 PM

UPDATE: Photos from the event are starting to come online and are now available here in our Image Galleries

J.K. Rowling received the Freedom of the City this morning at the Mansion House in the City.Rowling was recognized for her services to children's literature. The Harry Potter books have sold over 450Continued...

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