The Oscar-winning star of “The Theory of Everything” would play magizoologist Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” spinoff.
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The filmmaker responsible for the final four Harry Potter films is expected to spearhead J.K. Rowling’s spinoff.
Tarzan‘s oversized budget reportedly has led Warner Bros. to put plans on hold for the David Yates film, which was set to star Alexander Skarsgard and Jessica Chastain, with Jamie Foxx being courted for the third lead.
Jessica Chastain is rumored for the role of Jane in director David Yates’ Tarzan, while Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson are still eyed for the movie.
David Yates reportedly wants True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard to play Tarzan in his upcoming Warner Bros. film. Meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson is also said to be up for a role.
Contrary to comments made by Harry Potter director David Yates, Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat insists there are no developed plans “at the moment” to bring the Time Lord to the big screen.
Despite what seemed like an announcement yesterday, it’s still unclear whether the BBC is really working on a big-screen version of Doctor Who, with mooted-director David Yates’ comments on the subject seemingly contradicted by those working on the show within 24 hours. But if it is true, there are certain things that should be borne in mind by Yates and everyone else involved.
Director David Yates and the BBC are developing a Doctor Who feature film that won’t follow the current television series, but instead will “start from scratch.”