Helena Bonham Carter Joins the Hogwarts Faculty

OK, maybe she's not a member of the faculty, but I needed a catchy headline and HBC has indeed been added to the cast of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." But it's good news all around, because, as you know, Ms. Carter is a fantastic addition to any cast.

She'll be stepping into the role of "Death Eater" Bellatrix Lestrange, and even though I haven't read the book, it sounds like a perfect role for this particular actress.

Says IGN FilmForce: "Helena Bonham Carter (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Planet of the Apes) has joined the cast of Warners' Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

CBBC Newsround reports that Carter is replacing the pregnant Helen McCrory, who had been cast as Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange in the David Yates-directed film. The screenplay adaptation was penned by Michael Goldenberg (Where the Wild Things Are, Peter Pan).

In other Potter casting news, the CBBC also claims that actress Apple Brook has been cast as Professor Grubbly-Plank."

ComingSoon.net also has a little bit of HP5 info: "
This is North Scotland reports that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix production arrived last week in the West Highlands to shoot breathtaking sequences for the fifth film in the franchise. Scenes are being shot in Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Glen Etive.

The first of the action saw a Harry Potter double on location at Glenfinnan, in front of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Monument, skimming flat stones across Loch Shiel. Film crews in boats recorded the action, as excited tourists visiting the monument looked on eagerly."

Comments

llaltoo

Lindsay L

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

May 30 - 03:42 AM

Capote

Truman capote

perfect casting

May 30 - 03:58 AM

Zen Bullet

J D

Too cool for school!

Despite my reservations about this book getting adapted to film(it has the biggest plot troubles in the series), I've heard nothing but good news so far!

And Helena Bonham Carter ROCKS! Creativity and talent . . . can't beat that!

May 30 - 07:15 AM

Arkay

Aram Jabbari

Now all they need is Tim Burton at director and Johnny Depp in there somewhere...

May 30 - 07:58 AM

hinduchocolate

noel jones

holy crap Tim Burton would be so perfect for number 6, or for that matter any of these books

May 30 - 09:34 AM

Zen Bullet

J D

That's genius!

How come the sheer awesomness of that thought took so long to finally emerge on RT?

Ah . . . man, now I'm gonna be dissapointed in this film again!

May 30 - 10:30 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

Who is Apple Brook????? Sounds like some sort of wine.

May 30 - 08:07 AM

hinduchocolate

noel jones

holy crap Tim Burton would be so perfect for number 6, or for that matter any of these books

May 30 - 09:34 AM

lovelykeira

Ken Schrock

Carter is an awsome addition, Entertainment Weekly was saying that she would be an exelant person to add, they also said that she should play Merope Gaunt. But this is better because she'll be added sooner and she'll have a larger role.

May 30 - 09:53 AM

Zen Bullet

J D

That's genius!

How come the sheer awesomness of that thought took so long to finally emerge on RT?

Ah . . . man, now I'm gonna be dissapointed in this film again!

May 30 - 10:30 AM

synergyred

Nancy Elizabeth

Nice!

May 30 - 10:42 AM

foolofatook

Cory C

The news broke a few days ago, but this is some of the best Harry Potter news I've heard in a while.

May 30 - 11:57 AM

inessalenin

Inessa Lenin

I also hope Tim Burton would direct future HP film such as HBP!

May 30 - 01:46 PM

dracus

Cap Nord

If Helena Bonham Carter can't make a man out of Harry then his wand isn't working.

May 30 - 04:27 PM

Bob*

bob askins

I say "GREAT CHOICE!!!!"

May 30 - 08:49 PM

renny2077

Renny Abraham

I'm surprised Helena is cast as Bellatrix. I thought for sure she would be cast as that girl (dont remember her name) who's in love with Sirius Black.

May 31 - 03:20 AM

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