Casting rumors abound for 'Goblet of Fire'

  May 9, 2004 at 9:26 AM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Various)

British newspapers the Sunday Mirror and The Express are reporting that the roles of Cho Chang and Madam Maxime have been cast for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The Sunday Mirror is reportingopens in new window that the part of Cho Chang will be played by Katie Leung, 16, who is from Scotland and who beat out more than 4,000 girls for the part and according to a movie insider:

"Harry develops a crush on Cho in the Goblet of Fire. It is fair to say that she becomes his first- ever girlfriend, so it's an important part.

"The film producers and author J. K. Rowling were keen to get a complete unknown for the part of Cho Chang and Katie's absolutely perfect. She's pretty, bright and one can see why Harry would have a crush on her. She has a glittering career ahead of her."

Thanks to The Harry Potter Fan Zoneopens in new window for the tip.

Mugglenetopens in new window now have scans from the article which include some pictures of Katie:

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Also, according to last week's British newspaper, The Express, the role of Madam Maxime is to be played by Audrey Tautouopens in new window who is close to final negotiations with Warner Bros.

According to The Leaky Cauldronopens in new window:

" Harry Potter giant Hagrid has found his mate - in Amelie actress Audrey Tautou. The French beauty is in final negotiations to star in Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire as school mistress Madame Maxine, an 8 ft giantess who steals the heart of Hagrid, played by Robbie Coltrane. My source says: "Madame Maxine is this huge ugly giant whom everyone else finds terrifying. But the gag is that when Hagrid looks at her, all he sees is the beautiful Audrey Tatou."

These rumors have still to be confirmed by Warner Bros. and we will update as soon as we can.


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