Movie news: Potter, Trek, Narnia, rumors

Jim Broadbent reveals that he’ll play Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. He’s everywhere! (He also talks about his Indiana Jones role at the link.) In other casting news, looks like Zoe Saldana will be playing Uhura in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek.

In other news…

Rumor mill

Checking in with Harry Potter

ew-harry.jpgThe new Entertainment Weekly is chock full of Potter, including Daniel Radcliffe’s thoughts on the new book.

The HP week in review

Possible Half-Blood Prince casting

Stuart Townsend, Joseph Fiennes and Naomi Watts in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? Now given there’s not a single legitimate source involved yet it’s far from certain, but folks are speculating Watts for Narcissa Malfoy, Fiennes for Tom Riddle Senior (ha ha!) and several parts for Townsend, most of which he seems to be too young for. (Rufus Scrimgeour? Fenrir Greyback?)

Warning: Don’t expect the comments at the link to be spoiler-free for Deathly Hallows.