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Harry Potter’s Emma Watson & Daniel Radcliffe Looking To Take On Two Classic Characters

This is just like magic!

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have been doing fairly well for themselves post-Potter. Now both are circling roles that will place them in two other book adaptations – Cinderella and Frankenstein. Bet you can’t guess which is which. 

The rumor previously going around was that Radcliffe was interested in taking on the Igor role in director Paul McGuigan’s (Sherlock) FrankensteinThe Hollywood Reporter now says the rumors are no longer and that Radcliffe is in final talks for the role.

The film has a screenplay by Max Landis (Chronicle) and while Igor isn’t from Mary Shelley’s novel, the movie is said to have a sci-fi spin. That’s if you didn’t already classify bringing the dead back to life as sci-fi. Empire says Landis is interested in delving into Igor’s history and describe him as “pathologically dirty and dressed in old clowns’ clothing.”

Meanwhile, Watson is in early talks to star in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella as “Cinders.” The director had taken over for Mark Romanek after his darker version of the story didn’t agree with Disney. Watson can next be seen in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, based on the true story of a group of teens who burgled celebrity homes in Hollywood.

(via Empire Online)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."