The latest casting news in the Potterverse has been announced with Green Room star Callum Turner being in negotiations to play the brother of Newt Scamander in the forthcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Originally reported by Variety.com, the second-of-five planned films would be the first true mainstream role for Turner who brokethrough with Green Room before taking on Tramps. He has also been cast for The Only Living Boy in New York, opposite Jeff Bridges, which opens in August.
The second film in the franchise is expected to be a further dive into a darker world than the Harry Potter series as the Wizarding World members are beginning to explore the harsh realities of their powers, who is abusing them, and which side each of the main characters will choose to belong to.
Grossing more than $800 million at the box office, the JK Rowling prequels are proving to have immediate interest as well as staying power, which carried over from the legacy products.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 28, 2017. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 is expected to lands in theaters on November 16, 2018, despite not much being known about the plot of the second film.
It was recently announced that Jude Law Will Play Young Dumbledore In Fantastic Beasts Sequel and that not all of the films leading up to where Harry Potter picks up won't all focus on Newt Scamander.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potterblockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’s Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
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