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J. K. Rowling Writes 'Wonderful' Script For Potter Spin-off

24th November 2014

J.K. Rowling has written a ''wonderful script'' for the Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The 49-year-old author's latest offering - which is set in New York, 70 years before Harry...

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David Yates To Direct 'Harry Potter' Spin Off 'Fantastic Beasts'

By Ed Biggs | 22nd August 2014

Director David Yates is to reconnect with the world of Harry Potter as news was announced that he is to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to Variety. The project is the...

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'Harry Potter' Director David Yates Will Helm 'Fantastic Beasts' Spin-off Film

By Nick Hill | 22nd August 2014

It appears Warner Bros. has found the right man to direct the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' spin-off movie, which is slated for release on November 18th 2016, and he is a...

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Harry Potter Director In Talks To Return For Spin-off Film

21st August 2014

Filmmaker David Yates is in final negotiations to return to the Harry Potter franchise for the forthcoming spin-off, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.Yates, who directed the final four instalments of the blockbuster series,...

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Daniel Radcliffe Wants To Direct

6th August 2014

Daniel Radcliffe wants to try his hand at directing. The 25-year-old actor would like to try sitting behind the camera, rather than in front, at some point in his career as he's developed a flare...

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Djimon Hounsou Joins Tarzan Cast

5th June 2014

Djimon Hounsou has joined the 'Tarzan' movie.The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' star has been confirmed to join Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie in the David Yates-directed live action version of the classic tale.The 50-year-old actor...

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Emma Watson Says Harry Potter Was Tough For Directors

24th March 2014

Emma Watson says 'Harry Potter' was a ''huge burden'' for its directors.The actress played Hermione Granger in the wizard saga, and she admitted the filmmakers across the series - Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell...

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Margot Robbie Tipped To Be Tarzan's Jane

20th January 2014

Margot Robbie is in talks to play Jane in the new 'Tarzan' movie.The actress recently shot to fame as Leonardo DiCaprio's seductress in Oscar-nominated film 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and is now being tipped...

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Margot Robbie In Final Talks To Star In 'Tarzan'

By Joe Wilde | 19th January 2014

Margot Robbie's stock continues to rise higher and higher and as she looks set to become the latest in-demand Hollywood leading lady, her next big role has all but been confirmed. According to The Warp,...

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Christoph Waltz To Play Tarzan Villain

27th September 2013

Christoph Waltz is being lined up to play a villain in 'Tarzan'.The 'Django Unchained' star is Warner Bros.' top choice to play the antagonist in its new adaptation of the classic jungle tale, which will...

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Emma Watson To Star In Your Voice In My Head

9th September 2013

Emma Watson will star in 'Your Voice In My Head'.The 23-year-old actress was originally set to team up with her former 'Harry Potter' director David Yates for the adaptation of Emma Forrest's memoir a few...

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Harry Potter Director In Talks For Scarface Revamp - Report

1st August 2013

Harry Potter director David Yates is reportedly in talks to direct the revamp of mobster classic Scarface.Sources tell Deadline.com, Yates has been meeting with studio executives at Universal and has emerged as the frontrunner for...

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David Yates To Direct Scarface Remake?

1st August 2013

David Yates is set to direct a 'Scarface' remake.The 'Harry Potter' director - who helmed the final four instalments in the hugely successful wizarding franchise - is in final negotiations with movie studio Universal to...

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Rupert Grint To Make Stage Debut

26th July 2013

Rupert Grint is to make his stage debut as a petty crook.The 24-year-old actor - who made his name in the 'Harry Potter' movies as the boy wizard's best friend Ron Weasley - caught director...

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Fascinating Fact: 3718831

14th June 2013

Harry Potter filmmaker David Yates has taken over from Ang Lee to direct new Tv drama series Tyrant. The Life of Pi Oscar-winner quit the Fx network project, about an American family pulled into a...

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Jessica Chastain Joins Crimson Peak

8th April 2013

Jessica Chastain is to star in 'Crimson Peak'.The Oscar-nominated actress is reportedly in negotiations with Guillermo del Toro - who she worked with when he was executive producer on her horror film 'Mama' - to...

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Jessica Chastain To Play Jane Of The Jungle?

7th March 2013

Jessica Chastain is being lined up to play Jane in a remake of 'Tarzan'.The star - nominated for an Oscar last month for her role in 'Zero Dark Thirty' - is rumoured to play the...

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Alexander Skarsgard Tipped For Tarzan Role

15th November 2012

Alexander Skarsgard is tipped to take the lead role in 'Tarzan'.The 'True Blood' actor has been linked with the role of the heroic adventurer alongside Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy, but director David...

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Henry Cavill And Charlie Hunman In Line For Tarzan Role?

8th November 2012

Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam are on the shortlist to play Tarzan.The 'Man of Steel' actor and 'Green Street' star have caught the interest of director David Yates - whose previous work includes the final...

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Harry Potter Director Up For Tarzan - Report

8th November 2012

Harry Potter director David Yates has reportedly signed on to bring ape man Tarzan back to the big screen.Warner Bros. executives have greenlighted the project, which will go up against Kellan Lutz's 3D motion-capture version...

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Stanley Tucci For Your Voice In My Head?

28th March 2012

Stanley Tucci is set to join Emma Watson in 'Your Voice in My Head'. The 'Hunger Games' actor is being considered for the role of a terminally ill psychiatrist in the film adaptation of Emma...

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Harry Potter Wins Best Film At Empire Awards

26th March 2012

'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2' won the top prize at the Empire Awards 2012 last night (25.03.12). The final instalment of the wizard franchise took home Best Film and Best Director...

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Emma Watson Joins The Bling Ring

1st March 2012

Emma Watson is to star in burglary drama 'The Bling Ring'. The British beauty will play a leading role in the Sofia Coppola-directed movie about a group of teenage girls in Hollywood who were arrested...

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Emma Watson To Star In Beauty And The Beast?

14th February 2012

Emma Watson is in talks to star in 'Beauty and the Beast'.The 'Harry Potter' actress - who played Hermione Granger in the fantasy series - is reportedly in the final stages of negotiations to appear...

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Emma Watson Gets Voice In My Head?

2nd February 2012

Emma Watson is in negotiations to star in 'Your Voice in My Head'. The British actress - who recently filmed a role in novel adaptation 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' - will reteam with...

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Emma Watson Re-teaming With Harry Potter's Yates For New Movie

2nd February 2012

Emma Watson is re-teaming with Harry Potter director David Yates for a new movie, according to a U.S. report.The British actress, who played Hermione Granger in the long-running wizard franchise, has reportedly signed up to...

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Ralph Fiennes' Young Fans

7th January 2012

Ralph Fiennes has attracted a new generation of fans because of the 'Harry Potter' franchise.The 49-year-old actor thinks it is "amazing" that so many young people have developed an interest in his career after he...

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David Yates Searching For Doctor Who Writer

1st December 2011

Finding a scriptwriter for the planned 'Doctor Who' movie is more important than choosing the star, according to director David Yates. The 'Harry Potter' director plans to spend "two to three years" working with the...

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Stars Honoured At Bafta/la Britannia Awards

1st December 2011

Harry Potter star Helena Bonham Carter and the movie franchise's director David Yates were the toast of Hollywood on Wednesday night (30Nov11) as they were honoured at the 2011 Bafta/LA Britannia Awards.The actress was hailed...

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