The casting recently began falling into place for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the Harry Potter spinoff isn’t done just yet — Samantha Morton has joined the line-up of the upcoming film, which has begun shooting in London. Given that the story brings its protagonist over to New York, it shouldn’t be long before filming commences stateside.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
An already impressive cast for the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has gotten even more impressive. Colin Farrell, currently confusing people on Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective, has signed on to play a wizard in the film, where he’ll co-star with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol.
Just yesterday we learned that Transparent star and singer-songwriter Alison Sudol joined Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which boasts Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in the primary lineup. That lineup will now also include another familiar face, as Dan Fogler has joined the cast in what’s being described as a very important Muggle role.
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.
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.
A couple of weeks ago we learned about some of the actresses being considered to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Kate Upton was certainly a curious choice, but one of the more interesting names on the list was Katherine Waterston, the breakout star of last year’s Inherent Vice.
Just last week we heard reports about some of the actresses auditioning for the Harry Potter spinoff (including Kate Upton because sure, why not), and now they have officially landed their leading man. Eddie Redmayne has been confirmed as the first actual cast member in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in which he’ll play the lead role of Newt Scarmander. He kind of looks like a Newt Scarmander, though, doesn’t he?
The last time we heard from the Harry Potter sort-of-prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne had been cast as “magic-zoologist” Newt Scamander. Now, the J.K. Rowling-written, David Yates-directed production is seeking out its female leads and a batch of surprising names have emerged as potential candidates.
It’s been a little bit since we got an update on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff based on J.K. Rowling’s fictional text. Last we heard, David Yates is directing the first film in the planned Fantastic Beasts trilogy, but that was months ago. Today finally brings an update on the new franchise, as recent Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is reportedly the frontrunner to take the leading role in the film.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was already going to make all of the money in the world before it set its sights on a leading man with an absurdly passionate fanbase. But now that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off is supposedly eyeing former Doctor Who star Matt Smith to play magical animal expert Newt Scamander, this thing is going to be required viewing for everyone with even a single geeky bone in his or her body.