A Bulgarian boy currently living in London has been chosen to play the part of Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it emerged late on Tuesday.
Until the last moment, British casting directors hesitated whether the part should go to the London-living teenager, or to one of two other Krum wannabes. They were among the 46 candidates whose taped appearances were sent to London by a Bulgarian jury, led by producer Victor Bozhinov.
Bozhinov told Bulgarian media:
Over 600 kids flocked to the first round of the casting that took place in Sofia on February 4 and 5. However, most of them didn't make it to the final stage. The ones selected were interviewed for a few minutes, their performances taped and sent to London.
The Warner Brothers London office initially picked half of the "best choice" Bulgarian aspirants. Out of them only two boys made it to the next stage, but eventually the jury gave them both the thumbs down.
No pictures or official word from Warner Bros. have been released as of yet.
Thanks to Nereidora Tonks for the tip.
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