HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF PHOENIX news
February 3, 2006
Here's a look at 14 year-old newcomer Evanna Lynch, who beat out thousands
at an open casting call to win the role of Luna Lovegood, a Ravenclaw
student who becomes an important ally of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s
in the upcoming HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF PHOENIX.
Filming on "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will
kick off on February 6. Film is due out 2007
It will be directed by David Yates and all the main cast members will
be reprising their roles.
New cast members include Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge, George
Harris as Kingsley Shacklebolt and Helen McCrory as Bellatrix Lestrange.
In "Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix", Harry returns
for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the
wizarding community is in denial about the teenager’s recent encounter
with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the
news that Voldemort has returned. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable
Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return
in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic,
Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher
to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor
Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry-approved course of defensive magic
leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against
the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community,
so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters
into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students
who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches
them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous
young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.