Mike Newell, the director of the upcoming film Mona Lisa Smile, starring Julia Roberts, is reportedly interested in teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures for the movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Although the director has not yet seen a script or even met with studio executives about the project, both sides are eager to work together on Goblet. Should a deal be reached, Newell would be the first British helmer to come aboard the franchise -- based on Brit author J.K. Rowling's book series -- and join the studio's eclectic, international stable of Potter helmers including the U.S.-born Chris Columbus and Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron, who directs the upcoming Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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