'Potter' stars circle new roles
March 1st, 2013
02:49 PM ET

'Potter' stars circle new roles

Former "Harry Potter" stars Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe are considering new roles.

According to Variety, Watson is in very early talks to portray Cinderella in a live action adaptation from Disney. Kenneth Branagh is on board to direct the project, which will also feature Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother.

Watson isn't a lock for those glass slippers, but it looks like Disney is hoping to make a casting decision soon. Variety reports that the studio would like to begin production at some point this fall, aiming for a 2014 release.

Radcliffe, meanwhile, is wrapping up negotiations to star in another adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." (The 1994 "Frankenstein," funnily enough, was adapted by "Cinderella" director Branagh.)

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The former "Potter" lead would play Igor in the gothic film, which will be directed by Paul McGuigan ("Push," "Lucky Number Slevin"). Production on "Frankenstein" is expected to begin in the fall.

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  1. Hue Elstner

    The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States) took place in 2001. The story follows Harry, a young boy who learns he is a wizard and is sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his education; gaining the help of friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) along the way. Radcliffe received a seven figure salary for the lead role, but asserted that the fee was "not that important" to him;"

    Look at all of the most current short article on our blog

    May 2, 2013 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Love Piston

    I want to use my wand and use the wyngardium leviosa spell on her all night long

    March 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Potter never has too go away from Emmma


    March 14, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. xiongxiaoci pitt

    how where dode comments before agree be used
    the ones name 10 yeus pursusuant what are you free you somethiny ?

    March 14, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. El Disgusto

    Emma and I were just playing hockey last night. She did an admiral job defending her goal but I still managed to score without going into the crease.

    March 13, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Red Pison

    Nothing for the ugly ginger Ron then?

    March 11, 2013 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • courtney

      ugly ginger Ron isnt that ugly yall mofo's just have bad taste in people

      March 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • courtney

      Emma Watson is a beautiful person and she can do anything she sets her mind too...
      Daniel Radcliffe is an amazing person and he is really awesome and georgeous

      March 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. luvhughj

    emma watson is really pretty!!!!!!!

    March 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kardashian adores him...

    and still loves her boo...

    March 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bluedestiny

    Why don't they do Star cross-overs, as sets of show's stars age... So let's let Harry and Hermione and company take on the new Star Wars Ep VII roles, for example. Rupert as Luke, Danielle as Han, Emma as Chewbacca, and let the Twilight crew take on the new Terminator roles with Kristin as Sarah Connors and Robert as T1000.

    Yeah, I'm on to something.

    March 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bluedestiny

      Wow, the thought process really taking off... so multiple celebrity cross-overs... along with the cast of Harry Potter moving to Star Wars, throw in Hanna Montana, so with Emma as Chewbacca, have Miley take on C3PO.

      March 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Just Checkin...

    DD and Stabooks...suck

    March 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Motor Sound...

    lookin for another motor.

    March 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. freakarise

    Emma Watson is professionaly beautiful actoress in the world! She is not young anymore retard and age is just a number 🙂 She is an adult now and can do whatever she wants. Case closed and u fail stupid troll 🙂

    March 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anyway We Slice It

    Your not good at it...

    March 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Fat Rat's butt

    such a beauty

    March 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Maroon 1

    I love watching all the overnight work involved, staying up all night, writing about their jealousy towards actresses -
    all that work and scripting only for the professionals to receive Victory......LMAO

    March 5, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  16. Maroon 1

    Emma is a dud

    March 5, 2013 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  17. Lucy and Janine

    emmmma and Potter need to be by themselves or this story will never end

    March 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Laura Daltry

    Emma Watson as Cinderella and Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother sound like casting for a great adaptation! Laura Daltry

    March 4, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Dandey

      Right, because we need ANOTHER version of Cinderella... How about some creativity?

      March 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      what kind of creativity?

      March 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Daltry

      The obligatory lesbian nude scene will be nice, though. We've seen Cate's "hooten-nannies" before so it'll be nice to Emma's little perky buds for once. Roger Daltry

      March 5, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  19. 12345678

    are your special numbers created for Emma and her Crew...Do you understand why Emma is a dud now and we have no use for this actress.....

    There is MY NUMBER 3--try too enjoy the day tooled free...

    March 4, 2013 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |


    March 4, 2013 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |

    anything we do is for potter not emma...

    March 4, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  22. gee what a blog mess...

    hope everyone has a better day tomorrow...heading out for a bit...good night!

    March 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  23. No Arrst

    let her suffer...i want too be near him...i adore him.

    March 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. arrst

    i think we need too

    March 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Does her boyfriend know the extent of it...

    i would say no because he is not always on the hollywood scene.

    March 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Mandy

    We need to get it out asap....

    March 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Upstairs Confirmed.

    Emma Watson is what we said before a complete dud...she is not likeable and she's a vicious and feel she is smarter then everyone else...she is a complete and utter train wreck...this is another pitty i would never ever go near -

    March 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grammarnazi

      So many errors. You're not very intelligent, are you?

      March 5, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Bluedestiny

      Thinks she is... or is...? Maybe she is and you just aren't smart enough to know it, a case of "you don't know, what you don't know," or like Ayn Rand likes to tell us about Truth, in the case of Envy.

      March 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Emma

    is a dud

    March 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |


    March 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Upstairs confirmation awaits...

    She tricked you too...lol

    March 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |


    March 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Parents Phone Line Report...

    i want too see the print out asap–

    March 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Kate and her low end friends.

    condesending me and calling me tooz–

    March 3, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Meet u at the bar at 6

    hee hee

    March 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Tootie

    Oh, I'm so excited that they are going to do another Cinderella. She will be a very pretty one. I'm just a dancing around the room doing my happy dance. I don't know about that Frankenstein one, though. Will it be a cartoon? He kind of looks cartoonish. I saw a couple of those Harry Potter movies. They were kind of scary. I don't know if my mom knew I watched them. She is kinda strict about my tv watching. I think the babysitter was over that day. Sssshhhh, don't tell, k?

    March 3, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  36. Kate and her low end friends..

    Phone Camera Lense

    March 3, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  37. Who

    puts his thingie in this dud-

    March 3, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  38. T.

    house phones and parents cells

    March 3, 2013 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  39. Mesh..

    maybe i'll wear my black mesh stkings...hurry please i have too go!!

    March 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  40. i like my zombies..


    March 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Captain Business Experience...

    You gotta focus girlfriend...you messin up....

    March 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |

    Not potter...frumpy failed.

    March 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  43. SHE GOT THE FO...


    March 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  44. routaLR

    Emma Watson is a dud....beautiful figure, but no pizazz, she acts like a wet noodle...she is not appealing in personality...that will always be her problem she needs too perk up - she is too young too be this boring.

    March 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Plain Jane

    is not emma and not even close too a class act like grace kelly...dream on–

    March 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  46. George

    Really, Grace Kelly? Way to date yourself on that comparison. Emma Watson is beautiful.

    March 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Peace

    I tried watching Daniel Radcliffe's flick,"Woman in Black". I couldn't get thru the 1st 15 min's of it. I hope Frankenstein is better.

    March 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Brett

    They are from England. I can never understand their language.

    March 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Angie

    I like Emma Watson, and she is very pretty, but she's no Grace Kelly in the looks department. Radcliffe can do anything, I'm convinced.

    March 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |

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