Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Which Harry Potter Stars Will Be Big After It's Over

You predicted the acting careers of the Twilight cast (i.e., that Kristen Stewart would be the next Jodie Foster). What are your predictions for the young Harry Potter cast?

Actually, I said that Kristen Stewart is likely the next Anna Paquin (get outraged all over again, if you want.) As for the Potter kids, I've weighed in there, too.

But these days, it seems that some of the supporting players may be the ones who rocket to the top:

Because, come on. Have you seen the newly hot Neville Longbottom? No? You're missing out. It's like somebody went to see Madame Pomfrey on the down low to get a little work done—know what I'm saying?—but without the magic! Really!

The supporting actor Matt Lewis already has become an overnight sensation on Twitter. As of this second, he has no upcoming film projects. Methinks that might change sooner rather than later.

Now let's take a look at the leads. Right now we've got quite a horse race going between Emma "Hermione" Watson, Rupert "Ron" Grint and Daniel "Harry" Radcliffe. All three actors have eagerly embarked on reinvention tours chock full of Vogue covers, stage work and alt roles. And those efforts have not been lost on the industry.

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"All three of these kids have a really bright future," Bonnie Gillespie of Cricket Feet casting tells me.

Emma Watson currently has the biggest online buzz, enjoying a No. 4 rating on the iMDb Starmeter and trouncing Radcliffe and Grint in Yahoo! searches over the past month. (Both Radcliffe and Watson are currently beating Robert Pattinson, by the way; let the feud rumors begin in three...two...)

Even if not as an actress, she's going to be an amazing model (already is), Daniel is on broadway and probably going to be on Glee, and Rupert is just a fantastic actor, especially with the whole troubled and indecisive hard-to-love adventurer!

"I think it is neck and neck between Daniel and Emma," casting director Toni Cusumano tells me. "They are both coming out with films with roles very different from their Potter characters.

"Daniel has been know to take risks (such as appearing nude on stage with Equus.) The same is true with Emma, she is gravitating towards edgier roles. She is playing the role of Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is currently in post production."

But out of the three of them, casting directors tell me the boys have a slight advantage, if, for no other reason, that they're boys.

"Females at her age are rarely given opportunities to lead films in the ways the boys will be given," Gillespie explains. "The boys will be given vehicles. But there are so few of those for females at the studio level. She's doing everything right, but there just aren't going to be as many opportunities. She may have to take a stupid teen movie thing here and there; I just hope she is getting good advice on that."

As do I; would hate to think she cut off her hair for nothing.

The latest and last Harry Potter movie "the Deathly Hallows part 2" has already brought in $25 million USD in ticket reservations alone, and it's set to overthrow box office records after the opening weekend.

The last installment of the Harry Potter movie franchise is gearing up to break box office records, accumulating $25 million USD in advanced ticket sales in one country alone. Deathly Hallows part 2 is expected to run over Twilight: Eclipse's record of amassing $30 million USD on preview shows worldwide.  While another Twilight movie (New Moon) is currently sitting pretty holding the record of the biggest single day gross ever ($72m USD), critics are certain the new Harry Potter movie will defeat the record by a huge margin.

The Dark Knight remains the king of all box office movies as it continues to hold the record for biggest opening weekend sales at $158m USD in just 3 days. The part 1 of the Deathly Hallows series scored $125 million during its opening weekend and making $954 million in ticket sales on the end of its run. All in all, Harry Potter films have made $6 billion USD in ticket sales all across the globe, not bad for a series of novels that were written "out of boredom".

Just recently, cast members of the Deathly Hallows part 2 gathered in New York to celebrate the premiere. Although fans in the US and UK are already sharing stories about their Deathly Hallows part 2 experience, some unfortunate fans in India and Australia were left frustrated because of theatre technical difficulties and additional charges from multiplexes. 


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