“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is expected to premiere in theaters in November 2016.
JK Rowling has written the script based on her own very short novel and frequent Potter helmer David Yates is back on board as director.
The Irishman will look to Dumbledore for inspiration ahead of his magical new role which will see him star alongside Eddie Redmayne.
The 39-year-old Irish actor will play the wizard Graves within the spinoff movie, in accordance.
The Harry Potter spin-off will also star Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Katherine Waterston and Eddie Redmayne as the magizoologist and textbook author Newt.
Despite the rumors, Colin Farrell is not really ditching “True Detective” Season 2 for another project.
And the Fantastic Beasts casting news just keeps on coming!
Farrell, whose most recent film “The Lobster” garnered critical acclaim at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, is the latest to be cast in next year’s Warner Bros.
The Wrap reports the Brooklyn actress has a “key role” in the Harry Potter spin off. His journey is aimed at collecting and pursuing several documents regarding magical creatures in the hopes of consolidating all of them in a text book.
Chris has been writing about anime, manga, movies and comics for well on twenty years now.
Leavesden Studios is where all eight Harry Potter movies were filmed, so it’s bittersweet that Fantastic Beasts will also shoot there.