'Harry Potter' Baddie Could Join 'Twilight Saga's Eclipse'

July 15, 2009 02:55:58 GMT

Linked to the role of bad-boy vampire Riley, for 'The Twilight Saga's Eclipse', Tom Felton, the actor who plays Draco Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' series, says 'I'll be ready when they want me!'.

'Harry Potter' Baddie Could Join 'Twilight Saga's Eclipse'
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Words have been swirling around that Tom Felton of the "Harry Potter" series could be up for "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". According to MTV's Hollywood Crush, the Draco Malfoy depicter has been linked to the role of Riley, who happens to be Victoria's new fighting partner, for the follow-up movie to upcoming "The Twilight Saga's New Moon".

Responding to the speculation, the 21-year-old who will be seen in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" took it to his fansite To Feltbeats, he gushed "I'll be ready when they want me!" before quickly adding, "Really, I'm only joking. I'm not really sure at this point; but you will be the first to know if I find out anything!" He then reinforced his comment by writing a message in his Twitter page, "i keep getting asked if im being cast as Riley in Twilight! Ill let you all know if so!!!"

The "Anna and the King" actor isn't the only one linked to the Riley role. Previously, the name of "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" star Channing Tatum has come up in E! News interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. At the Los Angeles Times Book Festival benefit for the Writers Guild Foundation, the scribe said, "There's a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well."

Rosenberg who has written the screenplay for the first two "Twilight" movies, in addition, stressed on the reason why she thinks Channing would be perfect to portray the bad boy vampire. "And there are some complexities to that character," she adds. "He really is tragic. He's a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn't want him. Channing could do that beautifully."

An adaptation of the third novel from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" itself will have "30 Days of Night" helmer David Slade on the director seat. Like the two "Twilight" movies before it, "Eclipse" will be penned by Melissa Rosenberg. Summit Entertainment has scheduled to release it in U.S. theaters June 30, 2010.

In the meantime, "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" will be opened wide in U.S. theaters November 20 and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is set for July 15 release.


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posted by kateekay on Jul 16, 2009
channing tatum??? come on! tom would make a GREAT riley! i hope he gets the part!
posted by Shelly on Jul 16, 2009
I agree with my sister here-I just watched HBP and I sooo think Tom can pull off Riley!!
posted by san on Jul 16, 2009
ome!! Tom would make an excellent riley!!!
posted by Roxy on Jul 15, 2009
i guess he'd be ok for Riley but i think he might of made a good Alec to go along with Dakota Fanning
posted by Grace Mary on Jul 15, 2009
Tom Felton will definitely be the character of Riley, a good option.
posted by ughhh on Jul 15, 2009
I am so greatful that harry potter does not have fucktard like melissa rosenberger working on their movie. Seriously channing tatum for a twilight role? Theres a reason why twilight stinks and its because of the shit actors they cast.

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