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Gary Oldman To Direct Eadweard Muybridge Biopic

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Updated 06/17/2013 12:01am
Gary Oldman To Direct Eadweard Muybridge Biopic

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Sara Brown & Melissa LoParco

Staff Writer & Content Editor

Voldemort will kill Sherlock Holmes in Sirius Black’s new movie.

Confused? Let us explain.

Actor-turned director Gary Oldman is set direct a film about photographer Eadweard Muybridge entitles Flying Horse. He has already written the screenplay for it.

Muybridge is a photographer whose advances technologically in the field and in motion-capturing imagery paved the way to developing movies.

Oldman, who is known for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series and Commissioner Jim Gordon in the Dark Knight franchise, is aiming to focus the biopic on Muybridge and the affair between his wife, Flora, and critic Harry Larkyns. Muybridge later kills Larkyns.

No actors are set in stone, but Oldman hopes to recruit fellow British actors and past co-stars Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch to play Muybridge and Larkyn respectively.

True to his acting roots, Oldman may play district attorney Dennis Spencer who prosecuted Muybridge after the murder.

There is no word on whether the two stars will sign on to the movie, but in a blog post by a fan, who had the pleasure of meeting Oldman, says that he told her Fiennes was signed on to the film already.

And as we all know, Benedict Cumberbatch has been quite the busy body lately. He is expected to start production on Crimson Peak (a film directed by Guillermo Del Toro) at around the same time as filming for Flying Horse would be expected to begin.

Do you think Gary Oldman has the power to sign both these big stars to his film – obstacles aside? 

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