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.
J.K Rowling may be done writing Harry Potter novels, but her magical empire keeps on expanding. On top of the eight movie adaptions, Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park land, and the upcoming sort-of-prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rowling has officially revealed that a Harry Potter stage play set in her world of witches and wizards will hit London’s West End in 2016.
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.
In “honor” of a new fan theory about Jurassic World that’s currently making the rounds (see below), here are the most irritating fan theories that have ever emerged from the bowels of the internet ranked from dumb to dumbest.
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?
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.
‘Mockingjay’ is the latest example of perhaps the single most frustrating trend in modern Hollywood: The part-ification of franchise finales. It’s no longer enough to make a successful movie, or even a successful series of movies; Hollywood now extends—or dilutes, really—these cash cows even further, by breaking their concluding installments in half. You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you absolutely can judge a movie by its title, at least when that title includes the phrase “Part 1.” If it does, get ready for a languid, uneventful film full of set-up and absolutely zero payoff.