Good news: Daniel Radcliffe will make his return to a beloved franchise! Nope, sadly not that one. The Harry Potter star has recorded another role for The Simpsons.
In an episode airing this coming season, Bart will encounter Diggs (Radcliffe), a strange older boy with a passion for falconry, among other things. “Diggs is a combination of Holden Caulfield, Finny from A Separate Peace and the kids in Lord of the Flies — only a little more screwed up,” executive producer Al Jean tells Entertainment Weekly.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffepreviously expressed interest in playing the character Igor in 20th Century Fox’s remake of Frankenstein. It looks like that interest has led him to actually landing the role in the movie! The actor is in final negotiations with the studio. Paul McGuigan is set to direct the film from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle).
The movie is described as being a sci-fi take on the original Mary Shelley story, which focuses on themes of friendship and redemption. In a previous interview, Landis went into a bit more detail revealing that it will be a period piece told from the perspective of the character Igor, and all the interesting misconceptions surrounding the mythology of the story and character. The movie will also explore where Igor came from, and if Victor Frankenstein was actually a doctor or a drop out. It’s also said to be a tale of friendship and redemption.
The hunchback character Igor is described as being pathologically dirty and dressed in old clown’s clothing. I’m actually looking forward to seeing Radciffe as this character, I’m sure he’ll end up giving a great performance!
Update! Emma is officially out of the running and will not be acting in Cinderella, according to moviefone.
Two bits of exciting news here: the first, Disney is going to be producing a live-action remake of “Cinderella,” and the second, that Emma Watson is in early talks to star in it, according to Collider.
It looks like Disney is eyeing Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) to don the iconic glass slipper in their live-action Cinderella picture. Saoirse Ronan, Gabrielle Wilde and Alicia Vikander were previouslyreportedly as being eyed for the role, though Watson is still in very early talks. Cate Blanchett is expected to play the evil stepmother and Kenneth Branagh will direct, having replaced Mark Romanek earlier this year. Disney hopes to begin shooting in London this fall for a possible 2014 release.
What do you think? Is Emma fit to be a Disney princess?