November 17, 2007 06:49:56 GMT
New additions confirmed include Jim Broadbent, Helen McCrory, Jessie Cave, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Frank Dillane
No more questions, no more speculations on who to play who in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" anymore as Warner Bros. Pictures has just made the official casting announcement for the project through its President of Production Jeff Robinov.
Almost all of the original lineup are making their returns to this sixth installment of the mega-hit fantasy franchise. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson are certainly back into their posts and so are David Bradley, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, and David Thewlis.
Some cast members from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" are reprising their roles as well. Included in the pack are Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, Natalia Tena as Nymphadora Tonks, and Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood.
Coming as new addition in the project is Oscar winner Jim Broadbent who is playing Potions Professor Horace Slughorn with Helen McCrory and Jessie Cave both being confirmed as Narcissa Malfoy and Lavender Brown, respectively. Others positive to also star in are 9-year-old Hero Fiennes Tiffin and 16-year-old Frank Dillane, the former filling in the role of the young Tom Riddle at age 11 while the latter that of the teenage Riddle.
"Phoenix" director David Yates once more takes the helming duties and is shaping the flick from script by Steve Kloves with David Heyman again producing as he did before in all five "Harry Potter" movies.
"I am really excited that David Yates and all our cast are back for the sixth film and welcome some wonderful new additions to our ensemble," Heyman commented. "We all share a commitment to Jo Rowling and to Harry Potter fans around the world to keep making these films the best they can be and, as we head into the final installments, I can promise that this level of commitment will not waver."