Hurley set to star in new Potter movie
09:30 24 February 2005
Liz Hurley is reportedly considering an offer to star in the next 'Harry Potter' film.
The 'Austin Powers' beauty is said to be in top-secret talks with movie bosses about taking on the role of evil witch Bellatrix Lestrange, who plots to kill the young wizard in the fifth installment, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', of the hit film series which begins shooting next year.
A movie insider is quoted by Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "The producers have tried to keep details of the cast under wraps but they have always wanted someone beautiful and mystical to play Bellatrix - and they reckon Liz can pull it off."
Sources say the stunning model - who has a two-year-old son Damian with American movie producer Steve Bing - has yet to accept the part, but is hammering out a deal with film makers about the movie which is due to be released in June 2007.
Liz is said to be extremely "excited" about the offer as it could provide her with the opportunity to reprise the role in future film episodes the character appears in.
The 39-year-old actress would be the latest in a long line of stars to sign up for the film series, previous cast members have included Oscar-nominated heartthrob Ralph Fiennes and 'Love Actually' star Alan Rickman.
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