Elizabeth Hurley for 'Order of the Phoenix'?

  February 4, 2005 at 6:40 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Dark Horizons)
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Rumors are abound on the Internet today because of a small report on Dark Horizons stating that Elizabeth Hurley has been offered the role of an ‘evil witch’ in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

According to Dark Horizonsopens in new window:

During CNBC News last night, it was apparently revealed that Elizabeth Hurleyopens in new window has been offered a part in the fifth Harry Potter movie The Order of the Phoenix with the character described only as an "evil witch", best guess for now is the role of Bellatrix. She apparently hasn't signed yet, but is thinking about it. Filming begins sometime next year.

We are currently trying to find out if there is any truth to this, but I decided to post the story since so many other Harry Potter sites are doing so. As with all unconfirmed casting news, please treat this as a rumor. As soon as we hear official news we will post it.

UPDATE: We have just received word from Warner Bros.:

There is absolutely no truth in that rumor whatsoever.


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