Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is deep into the final weeks of rehearsal before the first previews start in front of audiences. When that happens we will meet a whole new cast playing the three best friends known to the Potterverse as the “Golden Trio” Jamie Parker as Harry, Paul Thornley as Ron and Noma Dumezweni as Hermione. But what are the original actors who played the Golden Trio up to?
Daniel Radcliffe has been making waves recently with his NSFW and utterly disgusting looking turn as a farting corpse in Swiss Army Man, which was roundly boo’d at Sundance earlier this year. But if you’re worried about Radcliffe, don’t be. With Daniel Craig nearly certainly out at Bond in the James Bond franchise after this last movie, there’s a new Daniel that people are betting on coming to town. PaddyPower.com is currently offering 150-1 odds that Radcliffe will be the next man to take the digits of 007 and run with them. Only Scottish hunk Gerard Butler has better ones on the site. Could he be trading in his wand for a license to kill?
Meanwhile, Emma Watson has been all over the place, with two movies that have only been so-so at the box office, causing her to take a year off of acting and reassess. She will be back on the acting wagon soon though. The first promotional blast from her next starring role in the live action Beauty and the Beast remake for the big screen (and the closest thing to a sure thing in Hollywood outside of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) is heading are way. Word is the traielr has been seen by enough film boards to get a rating and the length leaked (1 minute 27 seconds.) Hypable is laying odds that it will be shown in front of the new Alice Through The Looking Glass (which starts an entire battery of Potter alumni), arriving in theaters May 27th.