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Gary Oldman Eyes Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Flying Horse'

June 15, 2013 (3:14 am) GMT
Both 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' villains are top choices to headline the Gary Oldman-directed biopic of English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.
Gary Oldman Eyes Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Flying Horse'

's next directorial vehicle "" seemingly can reunite him with his co-stars in "Harry Potter" and "". The Wrap reports that 55-year-old Oldman wants and to star in the Eadweard Muybridge biopic.

The site reports that Oldman has done writing the script, which centers on the courtship and love affair between Muybrige's wife, Flora, and famous theater critic Harry Larkyns, who was shot dead by Muybridge. Despite no official news yet, a fan of Oldman claims that the English director and actor himself has confirmed to her that Fiennes is already on board.

The biopic is scheduled to start filming early next year with Oldman's manager, Douglas Urbanski, set to produce the indie film. Oldman possibly plays a small role as Dennis Spencer, the district attorney that prosecuted Muybridge.

The Sirius Black depicter seems to have prepared a lot for the production since he told New York Times last year that he was reading Rebecca Solnit's biography "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West".

Oldman's directorial debut "Nil by Mouth" is a 1997 critically-acclaimed family drama, which starred . Nominated for Cannes' Palme d'Or, it won big at BAFTA Awards, snatching two trophies for the screenplay and Best British Film.

As an actor, Oldman will next be seen in "", which also stars and , and is set for an August 16 wide release.

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