Trade Breaks: Potter, Bank, Enemy, Wed

By Garth Franklin Wednesday February 8th 2006 01:51AM

"Warner Bros. has just confirmed that Gary Oldman will be reprising his role as Sirius Black for the fifth film "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". Additionally, David Thewlis is also confirmed to return and reprise his role as Remus Lupin. Susie Shinner, 17, from Nottingham has been cast in the role of Harry's young mother, Lily..." (full details)

"Nick Stahl and Erika Christensen will star in "How to Rob a Bank". Indie heist comedy, written and to be directed by first-time helmer Andrews Jenkins, begins production next week in Los Angeles. Story centers on a twentysomething slacker and a bank employee who get caught in the middle of a bank heist and are forced to arbitrate between the robbers and the police. Jenkins has directed commercials for Nike and Adidas along with musicvideos for Korn, the Dandy Warhols, Gwen Stefani and his own band, Dirty Halo..." (full details)

"Todd Garner's Broken Road Prods. is developing the comedy "Common Enemy." Penned by Mark Banker, a TV comedy vet and former writer for the Onion, the story centers on an aspiring family therapist who meets his match after being introduced to his future in-laws -- the most dysfunctional group he has ever encountered..." (full details)

"Warner Bros. Pictures has signed Ken Kwapis ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") to direct comedy "License to Wed". The story centers on a priest/marriage counselor testing the strengths of one couple's relationship through a series of increasingly grueling tests during a marriage preparation course from hell. Elizabeth Chandler wrote the current script..." (full details)