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'Harry Potter' Actress Joining 'Monster Butler' (Exclusive)
Evanna Lynch, best known for portraying Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, has joined the cast of Monster Butler, the indie crime thriller starring Malcolm McDowell.
Gary Oldman, Dominic Monaghan, and Joanne Whalley are also in the movie, which tells the true story of Roy Fontaine, aka Archibald Hall (McDowell). Fontaine was a bisexual jewel thief/con man/serial killer, and the movie -- which begins shooting this week in Scotland -- will tell of his personal descent into darkness and his eventual capture.
Lynch will play Fiona Carrick-Smith, who is intrigued by her upper-class family’s new and seemingly all-knowing butler. Seeing him as an older, wiser confidant, she confesses her misgivings for her upcoming marriage and her longing for dangerous excitement. She soon acts on her desires with the butler -- acts of reckless behavior that lead to betrayal and tragedy.
McDowell, Diane Da Silva and Chris Roe producing. Wilson de Silva is exec producing.
Dark House Films is behind the production, which will be distributed by Warner Bros.
Lynch had a unique entry into the acting world. A fan of the Harry Potter books, she began a pen-pal correspondence with author J.K. Rowling at age 11. That led her to audition for the role of Lovegood at age 14, beating out thousands of other hopefuls, according to reports. Her work garnered her a Young Artist Awards nomination for best performance in a feature film.
Lynch is repped by APA and Schumacher Management.