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Oct06

Casting Continues on the New “Fantastic Beasts” Adventure Set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

From Warner Bros. --

Additions have been made to the cast of the all-new adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the second of five feature films in the series that began with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The film, which is currently in production, is being directed by David Yates.

Among the actors who have joined the international ensemble cast are: Carmen Ejogo, returning to the role of Seraphina Picquery; Wolf Roth as Spielman; Victoria Yeates as Bunty; Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers; Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier; Cornell S. John as Arnold Guzman; and Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel. Fiona Glascott and Jessica Williams have also been cast in roles to be revealed.

Reprising their roles from the worldwide hit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” are Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), who stars as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander; Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein; Dan Fogler as No-Maj Jacob Kowalski; Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein; and Ezra Miller as Credence. Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Finding Neverland”) returns as the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and Oscar nominee Jude Law (“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Cold Mountain”) portrays Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore.

Rounding out the main cast are Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange; Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander; Claudia Kim as a woman in a wizarding circus; William Nadylam as Yusuf Kama; Ingvar Sigurdsson as Grimmson; Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Skender; and Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy.

J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.

The film expands the wizarding world, moving from New York to London and on to Paris. There are also some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of the books and film series.

David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram are producing the film, with Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serving as executive producers.

Collaborating with Yates behind the scenes are: Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”); three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), three-time BAFTA Award-winning editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films, “State of Play”), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (“Gladiator,” the “Harry Potter” films), and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”).

The new adventure is being filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which has been the cinematic home of the Wizarding World since the first “Harry Potter” film.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 

 
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Sep27

All-New "Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" Rings in the Festive Holiday Season at Universal Studios Hollywood

From Universal Studios Hollywood --

It's the most wonderful time of the year at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk deck the halls for a wintry calendar of festive holiday experiences and an array of delectable treats that families and friends far and wide can enjoy.

The all-new "Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" experience will resonate throughout the immersive land this yuletide season transforming the iconic HogwartsTM castle into a dazzling light projection spectacular, while the quaint town of Hogsmeade village shines brightly with décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts. 

The a cappella Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant throaty frogs, will perform all-new holiday themed songs.

A wide selection of all-new custom-made Christmas ornaments created especially for "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" will also debut this season. Collectibles include a variety of decorative Hogwarts castle snow globes, Hogwarts crest and mascot ornaments representing each of the houses, as well as a collection of unique tree toppers and house pennant garland.

Newly introduced holiday-themed fare and the eagerly-awaited seasonal return of hot Butterbeer will further complement the overall experience.

"Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" will take place daily from November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

The all-new "Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" experience invites guests to celebrate this special time of year in J.K. Rowling's compelling Wizarding World for themselves. 

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts TM Castle" will illuminate Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with colorful imagery and impressive dimensional animations that dance across Hogwarts castle in tandem to a musical arrangement from the Harry Potter movies.

"Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" represents the immersive land's first holiday themed program since opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2016.

 
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Sep14

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and PBTeen Launch Exclusive Harry Potter Home Decor Collection

From Warner Bros. Consumer Products and PBTeen --

PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, together with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, today unveils an exclusive home décor collection inspired by the captivating and magical world of Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Collection from PBteen features more than 100 pieces, including bedding, decorative accessories, lighting, gear and giftables designed to delight and enchant Harry Potter fans of all ages. With pieces ranging from $24 to $399, the collection is exclusively available at pbteen.com/harrypotter and will be available in PBteen stores nationwide later this month.

Fun, fantastical and nothing short of magical, the Harry Potter Collection for home is inspired by classic Harry Potter imagery and references, including the four Hogwarts houses, the Hogwarts house common rooms and Quidditch. Must have items from the collection include cotton knit Hogwarts House throws that feature classic stripes and either a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw crest, durable canvas Backpacks, felt House Pennants and a Quidditch inspired Golden Snitch clock that will add an enchanting finishing touch to your home.

The items in the collection are dreamy and luminous, the dusty rose Crest Duvet with Harry Potter icons and symbols woven in to the decorative design pairs with the midnight blue velvet quilt creating the perfect space for a magical night’s sleep. Designed with fan-favorite settings and spells in mind, the crushed velvet Platform 9 ¾ Pillow and textured Sentiment Spell Pillow will add whimsy to any space.

We are thrilled to debut a home décor collection inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter,” says Jennifer Kellor, President, PBteen. “The Harry Potter Collection for PBteen allows fans of all ages to bring the beloved series into their homes.”

For more information or to shop the collection, visit www.pbteen.com/HarryPotter and join the conversation on social media @pbteen @harrypotter and #HarryPotterXPBteen.

 
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Jul18

"Christmas in the Wizarding World," a New Harry Potter-Themed Holiday Experience, to Premiere Fall 2017

From Warner Bros. --

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and GES, producers of the internationally touring exhibition Harry Potter: The Exhibition, today announced the creation of the newest Harry Potter-themed environment, with a holiday twist, Christmas in the Wizarding World.

Launching fall 2017 in selected shopping venues, Christmas in the Wizarding World is a holiday experience inspired by the Harry Potter film series, which will feature beautifully crafted settings and showcase unique experiences sure to dazzle families of all ages. WBCP and GES will partner with premier retail developers to bring the experience to major shopping destinations during the holiday season.

"This holiday season, we are excited to introduce new Christmas themed experiences that further extend J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World into the lifestyle of our fans and consumers," said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "Christmas in the Wizarding World will be an all-new touchpoint that celebrates this very special time of the year." 

This fully themed holiday retail experience will be reminiscent of the setting and atmosphere of a wintry Hogsmeade village, complete with a wand shop, ornate window displays and interactive elements that are sure to be a hit with Harry Potter fans.

Key features of the experience include:

  • Ollivanders™, where guests will be able to experience a holiday surprise with the help of the Wandkeeper, amid soaring shelves of hundreds of precariously stacked wand boxes.
  • A memorable photo opportunity, featuring a number of background options from the Harry Potter films, where guests can purchase a keepsake of their Christmas in the Wizarding World experience. 
  • Throughout the attraction, animated windows will bring the iconic shops from the films to life, delighting visitors and fans alike.
  • A wide selection of authentic Harry Potter merchandise, from house sweaters and robes to fan-favorite confections and plush owls, as well as jewelry and collectibles will be featured in familiar storefronts seen in the films.

"GES is delighted to be a part of creating a new way for fans to experience the world of Harry Potter, this time in a holiday setting," said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer of GES. "This one-of-a-kind experience is sure to be a hit with families and friends who are looking for a magical experience this holiday season."

GES, producer of blockbuster touring-themed attractions and world-class live events across the globe, will design, produce and operate Christmas in the Wizarding World.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12:03 )
 
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Jul09

Evanna Lynch Challenges People's Image of Dairy Farming in Groundbreaking New VR Film

From Animal Equality --

International animal advocacy organization Animal Equality released its latest iAnimal (ianimal360.com) experience today, narrated by Evanna Lynch, best known for her role as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter, which just celebrated its 20 year anniversary.

Harry Potter once said of Luna Lovegood that she has a "knack of speaking uncomfortable truths," and the same can certainly be said of actor and animal ally Evanna Lynch, who is opening peoples' eyes to the dark reality of dairy farming through her narration of the film.

Reacting to the iAnimal VR 360 experience, Evanna said: "I just wanted to make myself as small as possible, and I was thinking that must be how the animals feel — that they just want to hide, but there's not any corner of comfort or peace in any part of their lives."

She added: "It's so cruel and so horrific, and if you're spending a few dollars to support this — it's just not worth it. If you're actually paying to support this you should know where your money is going or you should take ownership of what you're doing. I think it's the passivity of most people that makes this OK, that makes it go on. And the fact that it's all behind closed walls."

iAnimal uses cutting-edge virtual reality technology to give viewers an immersive look at the life cycle of factory-farmed animals from birth to death. This latest project features brand new footage filmed by eight investigators in three countries over six months.

>>> Video of Evanna reacting to experiencing iAnimal
>>> Video of Evanna presenting iAnimal
>>> Images of Evanna and the VR film content
>>> iAnimal website

Jose Valle, Animal Equality's Co-founder and Director of Investigations, said: "Experiencing iAnimal can be just as haunting and life changing for people as visiting any of the 120 factory farms and slaughterhouses I have investigated throughout the globe."

He added: "Animal Equality is grateful to Evanna for giving voice to the billions of animals that suffer and die on factory farms each year and educating people on the dark reality of dairy farming. iAnimal is the closest you can get to experiencing how animals raised for food are treated on factory farms and in slaughterhouses worldwide. If you care about animals, the environment, or where your food comes from, you'll want to see this."

 
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