Are Harry and Hermoine trading in wizards and magic wands for a legendary movie monster and a pair of magic slippers?
According to Variety, the two young actors are lining up for a pair of genre projects -- arguably the most fantastical films that Radcliffe and Watson have been involved in since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” hit theatres in 2011.
Radcliffe is set to star as the ever present horror movie sidekick Igor in Paul McGuigan’s upcoming adaptation of “Frankenstein.” The film, written by “Chronicle” scribe Max Landis, is said to offer a completely different take on Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale by telling the story from the hunchbacked Igor’s perspective.
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Not to be outdone by her former “Potter” co-star, Watson is also going to be tackling a famous fantasy yarn very soon. The 22-year-old actress is reportedly in talks to play the title character in Disney’s live-action “Cinderella” film. The film would reunite Watson with her “Chamber of Secrets” co-star Kenneth Branagh (“Thor”), who will direct the fairy tale update. This is not the first time that Watson has waltzed with the Cinderella role, either: back in 2009, she reportedly almost starred in a gothic musical version of “Cinderella” being developed by shock rocker Marilyn Manson.Read More »from ‘Harry Potter’ stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson returning to fantasy?