Will the Harry Potter Kids Still Be Famous After 2011?
This is the last year for Harry Potter movies. Will the three main actors ever be this famous again? —ConV, via the inbox
Saying goodbye to Harry and Hermione and Ron—oh, the mere idea probably has you weeping and reaching for your Pensieve to relive the old days, before Hermione got her Brazilian blowout, and Dumbledore floated up to his glowing wizard bench in the sky.
Weep not, muggle, for I have good news:
Let’s start with the boy who lived himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
He just announced a role in an indie comedy called The Amateur Photographer. Per Variety, Radcliffe plays a resident of a mill town in the 1970s. The character starts photographing the “most intimate moments” of the townspeople’s lives, before rousting the “local authorities while bringing a bit of a velvet revolution to the community.”
Not exactly mainstream fare.
But then again, Radcliffe is still attached to a new version of the war classic All Quiet on the Western Front. And if that isn’t Oscar bait, I don’t know what is. (Oscar bait, of course, means Oscar campaigning, and red carpets, and all the renewed fame therein.)