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‘Harry Potter’ Movie Stars Reprise Their Roles For ‘Harry Potter & the Escape From Gringotts’ Ride

Harry Potter movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson reunited and reprised their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. These new scenes will be part of a film that accompanies the “Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts” ride in the Diagon Alley section of the Harry Potter World theme park.

The video embedded above features executives from Universal Orlando Resort discussing the details behind this ride. MTV interviewed Alan Gilbert, an art director who worked on both the “Gringotts” ride and the Harry Potter films, who confirmed the actors’ involvement. He also revealed that Warwick Davis and Helena Bonham-Carter also came back to play Griphook and Bellatrix Lestrange.

The Huffington Post spoke with Thierry Coup, the senior vice president of Universal Creative, who explained that “J.K. Rowling actually gave us a lot of creative leeway…You see, the story that we wanted to tell with this Universal Orlando attraction kind of ran concurrently with the events which occurred during Deathly Hallows. You see, our guests just happen to be at Gringotts Wizarding Bank opening a new account on the exact same day that Harry, Ron and Hermione are trying to break into Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault to retrieve a horcrux.” (via Complex)

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Universal Studios Florida To Add Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley

Universal Studios Florida will add a new section inspired by J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter book series.

Opening in 2014, Diagon Alley is named after the magical shopping district in the fantasy series. The new cover for Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (created by artist Kazu Kibuishi) shows Harry exploring the magical shopping district.

Perhaps the architects will use this illustration as inspiration for designing the new section?

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Masterpiece Theatre Executive Producer Lands Deal for Memoir

Longtime Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! producer Rebecca Eaton will publish her memoir with Viking in October. Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes of Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS will be written with Patricia Mulcahy.

Eaton has been an executive producer on Masterpiece since 1985, working on adaptations of many classic novels. Since she joined, the show has earned 44 Emmy Awards, 15 Peabody Awards, four Golden Globes, and two Academy Award nominations. Here’s more about the book from the release:

Eaton interviews actors, writers, directors and producers, and shares personal anecdotes—as well as photos from her own camera—from her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the highly rated programs made from Jane Austen’s novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she also shares stories about luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kenneth Branagh, Gillian Anderson, and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield.

Harry Potter Fan Calls For Academy Award Boycott

After the Harry Potter franchise was not nominated for Best Picture this year, Huffington Post writer Linda Kenney Baden suggested that fans of the boy wizard consider boycotting the Academy Awards.

Here’s an excerpt: “Enough already Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences– start nominating movies that are terrific — no matter the genre. Some of the nominated movies are boring, unwatchable, obtuse or totally uninteresting to moviegoers and not just the youth audience that makes up 80 percent of the cinema going public … Is it time for the movie public — the viewers — to engage in a national TV boycott?”

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 received three nominations for this year’s Academy Awards: Best Art Direction, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects.

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J.K. Rowling To Make Mystery Announcement

Author J.K. Rowling has launched a mysterious website called “Pottermore.” The site links to a YouTube page counting down to “J.K. Rowling’s announcement” in six days (as of this June 16 writing).

So far, the site (pictured) features a picture of two owls and a “Coming Soon” message from the author. The site’s Twitter account already counts more than 35,000 followers.

Rowling’s spokeswoman explained in The Bookseller: “It is not another Harry Potter book but we cannot reveal any more at this stage, fans will have to keep an eye on the website. It will be launching soon.”

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New Harry Potter Promo Video Features the First Screen Test

Warner Brothers has released another promotional video for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

In the video embedded above, viewers can see the first screen test for the-then-adolescent stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Movie fans will notice clips from all seven of the previous films have been included. Director David Yates promises “a big bang” for the epic conclusion. (via Wired)

New Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer

Warner Bros. has released another trailer for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2.

In the video embedded above, fans get a glimpse of the final face off between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Flashes of Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Professor Severus Snape can be seen throughout the trailer.

In a previous video, director David Yates promised “a much more spectacular action picture.” What part in the movie are you most looking forward to? (via Shelf Awareness)

Daniel Radcliffe Stars in ‘The Woman in Black’ Adaptation

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe stars as an attorney in the upcoming film adaptation of Susan Hill‘s The Woman in Black. The teaser trailer is embedded above–what do you think?

Director James Watkins helmed this project.  According to Deadline, this film marks Radcliffe’s first movie project post-Harry Potter. It will hit theaters in February 2012.

Hill published the ghost story in 1983. The title has spawned adaptations on stage, television, and radio.

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 Sneak Peek

As Harry Potter fans wait until the July 15th release of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Warner Brothers has delivered a behind-the-scenes look at the final film of the movie franchise.

The video embedded above features interviews with principal actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. Director David Yates promises “a much more spectacular action picture.”

To date, the first installment of the final film has grossed more than $950 million at the box office. (Via Deadline)

What Will the Stars Do After Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows?

Today marks the official release of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (the trailer is embedded above). What’s next for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, the stars of the blockbuster adaptation?

Radcliffe will star in the Broadway revival for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. The book-based musical first debuted in the 1960s and Radcliffe will play the lead.

Watson will finish school. She is currently an undergraduate student at Brown University. Rumors swirled that she will permanently quit acting, but nothing has been confirmed. She has admitted that she nearly quit acting when she was 16-years-old.

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