Since I'll probably end up dragging myself to see it when it comes out next year, I checked out imdb.com for some info on the third Harry Potter movie. I can only say this: whoever did the casting was on crack.
Of all the people to play Sirius Black, Gary Oldman is about the last I would have thought of. "Sirius" looks like a cross between Chris Cornell, Freddie Mercury, and someone's pet schnauzer.
Probably wouldn't have thought of David Thewlis to be Lupin either.
Check out this cast pic I found: link
Not an attractive bunch, eh? ;)
But maybe Oldman will surprise me.
He may well be a fine actor, but - Gary Oldman as Sirius Black?
For one thing, isn't he supposed to be a bit younger than that?
And c'mon, Flashy, the Potter films are entertaining, if nothing else. Anything with John Cleese in it must be good.
Jeremy Irons as Sirius? Perhaps...