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Bloomsbury Reveals Cover Of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition
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This morning, Bloomsbury have sent over the cover for their new illustrated edition of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, due to be released on October 6, 2015. View the cover in high resolution in the gallery. You can pre-order the book at Waterstones (UK) and Amazon (US).

Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the front cover image shows Harry Potter beside the majestic Hogwarts Express.

Published globally on 6th October 2015 this will be the first fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s original Harry Potter novel. The hardback edition will include ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and colour artwork on every spread. The illustrated edition will be published in more than 21 languages around the world. All will be using Jim Kay’s artwork and will be joining the UK and the US in bringing this beautiful edition to life.

It is set to be the landmark publishing event of 2015. Fiona Noble of the The Bookseller said: “I’m willing to call this the most handsome and desirable gift book of the year. It is stunning…with full colour illustrations throughout from Greenaway Medal winner Kay, who breathes incredible life into these much-loved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowling’s vision but revitalising the story for a new generation.”

The Harry Potter novels have now sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 78 languages. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was voted the nation’s favourite children’s book in a 2013 poll by reading charity Booktrust.

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Videos: Previews for ‘Tom Felton Meets the Superfans’ Airing Tonight
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BBC has released a bunch of previews in anticipation of Tom Felton Meets the Superfans which is airing on BBC Three tonight at 9pm. And don’t forget to tune into Bluestone 42 immediately after to see Matthew Lewis.

Filed Under: Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton
Freddie Stroma Set to Star in 13 Hours
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Deadline is reporting that Freddie Stroma will be joining 13 Hours, a film by Michael Bay about the assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. He will play a brash Yale grad who is an undercover CIA agent in Libya.

The film is based on the book Thirteen Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff, which follows the true story of the events on September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked a U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

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Release Date Announced for Beauty & The Beast; Another Potter Alumni Cast
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It has just been announced that Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast will be released on March 17th 2017, two years from tomorrow. Seems a long time to wait, but filming won’t begin on the project until this Summer. It has also been revealed that Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs. Potts, as was rumored a couple weeks ago.

In other exciting news Alan Menken, the original composer for Disney’s 1991 animated version, will be writing the score for this version. Menken has won 8 Oscars for his work, including 2 for Beauty and the Beast. The film will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice.

Filed Under: Emma Thompson, Emma Watson
Rupert Grint’s ‘Moonwalkers’ Acquired for USA Release
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After a successful showing at this years SXSW it has been announced that Rupert Grint’s Moonwalkers has been picked up for release in the United States. Alchemy has bought the rights to the film, written by Dean Craig. A description of the film may be read below:

What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Ron Perlman a.k.a. Hellboy) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with Rupert Grint’s lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this riotous, high-tempo action-comedy.

The film will be showing again at SXSW on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Emma Watson Talks ‘Beauty & the Beast’ and ‘Colonia’ in New Interview
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In a new interview with Total Film, Emma Watson discusses her latest roles. First, she talked about Colonia, which will be released later this year. The full interview can be found in the May issue of Total Film, available March 13th. Below are some snippets via The Irish Examiner.

‘It really challenged me. It really pushed me to the brink, this role. I got sent the script and my agent sent me the Wikipedia page on Colonia Dignidad. I immediately went, ‘Oh my God, I’m not sure!’ it was really, really, really heavy and really awful subject matter, but the script was such a page-turner and so well written and I’m really a big fan of Daniel Bruhl. I really liked the director [Florian Gallenberger]. It all just kind of felt right: a really intelligent female leading role character. It felt like the right thing to do.”

“I’ve just always been aware that it was a bit of a double-edged sword. I think I never really thought necessarily I’d become an actress or become famous. It’s something I felt very passive in. It was something that happened to me. They came to my school. They saw me and they took photographs of me. I was taken up to London to audition. I just happened to be picked up and put in one of the biggest film franchises of all time. I wanted to feel active in what happened to me in my life. I wanted to be able to move myself into a place where I felt like I was driving my career and my life, rather than just responding to things that happened to me. I wanted to try to make it my own.”

She added: “It feels like I was building a portfolio over the last five, six years. Now I feel like I’m ready to really be carrying films. I’m really just ready now to focus on my career full time and go full steam ahead. It’s exciting at the moment.”

Second, she was asked about the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast film which also stars Luke Evans as Gaston and Dan Stevens as Beast.

“I sing, so that’s really unexpected,” she said. “I’ve never had to do that for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that. It gives me a different challenge, really. That’s terrifying in and of itself!”

Finally she mentions The Queen of Tearling, which we reported about some time ago:

When asked about her future career plans, she hinted a job behind the lens could soon beckon.

She is working with Harry Potter producer David Heyman, in an executive producer role on a multi­part adaptation of fantasy series Queen Of The Tearling in which she will also star.

“I really like it,” she told the magazine. “For me, to want to sign up to a series again, I wanted to have a certain amount of autonomy and control within that. Working with David’s been great. I’d love to direct something one day. I’d love to produce as well, so it’s quite a nice way to start learning about that. Yeah, just dipping my toes into that world.”

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