Love Actually and Harry Potter stars join Olivia Colman's new movie

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Further casting has been announced for Olivia Colman's latest project, Empire of Light.

The Crown actress has teamed up with the Skyfall and 1917 director and actor Michael Ward for the romantic film set in an old cinema in the 1980s, and now it's added stars from Kingsman, Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the cast.

Of course, this being a romantic film means that one of those new actors is of course Colin Firth of Bridget Jones and Love Actually fame. As reported by Deadline, the other newly added big-name actor is Firth's St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold co-star, Toby Jones.

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But those aren't the only new casting additions, as The Electrical Life of Louis Wain's Crystal Clarke and A Discovery of Witches' Tanya Moodie have also signed up. Interestingly, Clarke was in the first two of Disney's Star Wars sequels, while Moodie was in the final instalment in the main saga.

We don't know what roles any of the cast members are playing yet, as the actual plot is being kept closely under wraps.

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Olivia Colman's newest movie, The Lost Daughter, just dropped on Netflix. It stars the actress and Jessie Buckley as the same woman at two different stages in her life and is the directorial debut for Maggie Gyllenhaal, and we at Digital Spy really, really enjoyed it.

Our review reads: "The Lost Daughter's sheer brilliance is in the sum of its parts – it is a puzzle that is assembled somehow all at once over the two hours it takes to watch; it is an epiphany of human nature, but particularly that of womanhood – daughterhood, motherhood – that will leave you feeling seen and understood, even those bits of you that, as Ferrante wrote, you can't understand and that is a precise kind of movie magic that is rare and wonderful to behold."

Empire of Light is yet to announce a release date.

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