‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Eyes Ezra Miller for ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff
The cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is really shaping up to be something special. Eddie Redmayne was the first to join the cast in the lead role, with Inherent Vice breakout star Katherine Waterston recently joining him in one of the two leading women roles. And now another excellent name is circling the project: Ezra Miller, who is also set to play The Flash on the big screen for WB.
Variety reports that Miller is in talks with Warner Bros. to co-star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The actor is no stranger to WB franchises: he’ll also appear as Barry Allen/The Flash in the studio’s upcoming Justice League movies, and is rumored to make a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You probably know him best for his roles in We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Fantastic Beasts takes place about 70 years before the events in Harry Potter, following renowned magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) on his many adventures in identifying various magical beasts. Scamander is the author behind the fictional textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was featured in both the Harry Potter books and films.
If cast, Miller would play Kredan, a person with magical powers whom Scamander encounters during his travels. Waterston was previously cast in the role of the witch Tina (aka Porpentina), while the role of her sister Queenie has yet to be cast. WB is also looking for an actor to play the role of Scamander’s rival Jacob, with Michael Cera and Josh Gad reportedly meeting for the part next week.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18, 2016, with two sequels planned to follow.