Casting for Young Snape, Youngest Malfoy for “Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
HollywoodNews.com: Fresh off of the December reshoots for the Epilogue scene in next summer’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, more casting has been revealed for younger roles in the series finale.
First, 14-year old Benedict Clark will play the role of a much younger Severus Snape, which seems to indicate that fans of the books will get to see scenes from Snape’s memories that will finally reveal his part in the Harry/Voldemort saga and just how deep his duplicity ran between the Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix.
The role of Scorpius Malfoy – Draco’s son – will be played by 13-year old Bertie Gilbert. Scorpius will be seen in the Epilogue scene, which takes place 19 years after the Final Battle at Hogwarts that determines the fate of both Harry and Voldemort.
The reshoot of the epilogue took place in December, after photos of the earlier shoot were released and fans complained about the look of the actors in the final scenes. In the books, the main characters are around age 35 for the final chapter; photos from the scenes previously filmed showed the actors looking more into their 40s and 50s, with receding hairlines and wrinkles.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be in theaters July 15, 2011.
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