According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Oldman is in negotiations to reprise his role as Sirius Black for Warner Bros. Pictures' fifth Harry Potter installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
When principal photography on the David Yates-helmed movie started Feb. 6 at the U.K.'s Leavesden Studios, negotiations with Oldman had not begun. That led to speculation that first surfaced in the British press that Oldman would not be returning and the part would have to be recast. "We're not shooting his part for quite a while, and as is always the case, you begin with the parts that are most pressing," Potter producer David Heyman said. "We have every intention of having Gary Oldman play Sirius Black."