‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Adds Actor-Singer Alison Sudol for ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff
The search for a Queenie is over — singer and actor Alison Sudol, most recently seen on the hit Amazon series Transparent, has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in which she’ll play younger sister to Katherine Waterston’s Tina. The Harry Potter spinoff marks the A Fine Frenzy singer’s big screen debut, and what a debut it will be.
THR reports the news that Transparent and Dig star Sudol has joined Inherent Vice breakout Katherine Waterston and Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Ezra Miller is reportedly in talks for the film as well, although his casting has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros. The film is based on author J.K. Rowling’s fictional textbook on magical beasts, which was used at Hogwarts in both the Harry Potter books and films.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stars Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander and centers on his various travels and encounters with fantastical creatures, which he documents in his book. Along the way he’ll encounter Queenie and her older sister Porpentina (Tina for short) while visiting New York.
Sudol isn’t the only one making her big screen debut in the Harry Potter spinoff — Rowling is earning her first screenwriting credit with the feature, providing the screenplay based on her own book and characters. Harry Potter franchise vet David Yates will direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is the first in a planned trilogy of films.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18, 2016.