Oldman sizes up wizard's cap for next 'Potter' pic
Wed Jan 8,12:53 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Gary Oldman is in negotiations to join the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" for director Alfonso Cuaron.
The third installment of the studio's franchise based on author J.K. Rowling's book series will begin production Feb. 17. Oldman would play wizard Sirius Black, the escaped prisoner of Azkaban who is later revealed to be Harry Potter's godfather.
Adapted by Steven Kloves, "Azkaban" is being produced by Chris Columbus, David Heyman and Mark Radcliffe. Michael Barnathan and Callum McDougall are executive producing.
Oldman, repped by CAA, ICM London and manager Douglas Urbanski, will next star in a trio of indie features: "Sin," opposite Ving Rhames, "Tiptoes" with Kate Beckinsale and "Interstate 60."