We got a chance to chat a bit with character actor extraordinaire Brendan Gleeson tonight at Sundance, and sure we wanted to talk about his opening night film, "In Bruges." But come on, there was Harry Potter to discuss too!Gleeson seemed satisfied with the fate of his character outlined in the last "Potter" book and is also apparently quite proud to this day of his broomstick. He also seemed to think there was more to Mad-Eye Moody's fate than met the eye. Check it all out below.
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Somebody at Warner Brothers please get on the phone with this guy. Just two months after talking "Harry Potter" with MTV News from Budapest, director Guillermo del Toro was back stateside making another pitch to helm the series seventh installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
"I'm definitely interested," he insisted, "now that the movies have grown darker. They have a contrast between the gloomy existence of the kid and the world he's exposed to. They have evolved into a really nice universe." Read More...
We ran through a list of actors we'd like to see considered for roles in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", but we saved our favorite choice for the blog.
Let us know what you think about our ideas for Xeno Lovegood (and others) below.
Book Says: Editor of "The Quibbler," Xeno is open-minded to the point of occasional lunacy, the same slightly distracted, wistful air of general flightiness as his daughter Luna. Slightly cross-eyed with "shoulder length white hair the texture of candy floss." Shows up to Bill and Fleur's wedding looking like "an Omelet" according to Great Auntie Muriel. Read More...
When Daniel Radcliffe asked if Harry dies at the end of the series, J.K. Rowling told him the answer...sort of. Watch him describe the exchange in the video below, and then read how Radcliffe is stepping back into Harry's shoes after losing it in "December Boys."
News on Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, and Daniel Radcliffe highlight our links of the day, as we pause to reflect the passing of another legend.
- No dream this good could ever be true. Scarlett Johansson NOT playing porn star. (People)
- Ryan Reynolds in sham marriage with Sandra Bullock, to star opposite star in "The Proposal." (Hollywood Reporter)
- "Good news everyone!" Plot details on the "Futurama" movies. (Cinematical)
- Frank Darabont to take "The Long Walk" with Stephen King, adapt horror master's story after "Fahrenheit 451." (Bloody-Disgusting)
- Daniel Radcliffe on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." (EW)
- Farewell to a legend. Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni dead at 94. (BBC)