Oscar-winning actor frontrunner to play Newt Scamander, an adventurer who predated Harry by 70 years, in JK Rowling’s debut script Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Alfonso Cuarón has won the best director Oscar for Gravity at the 86th Academy Awards, defeating a field that included 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen, Nebraska's Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street. In doing so, Cuarón becomes the first Mexican-born director to win the award.
Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity has passed the $400m (£250m) mark in global box-office takings, becoming October's highest-grossing live action film release of all time, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
It's been, like, forever since a space film made any serious impact at the Oscars: you have to go back to Avatar in 2010 for anything remotely in the same ballpark.
In space, no one can hear you scream.
It's the film the pundits have been waiting for.