Yet another major casting announcement has been made regarding "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The highly anticipated film, which is a spinoff from the "Harry Potter" series, boasts an already impressive cast of characters, including Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, and Ezra Miller. And a new report, released Wednesday, suggests the cast is about to add another noteable name to its roster.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Colin Farrell has landed himself a spot on the film's cast. The site claims the Irish-born actor will play a wizard by the name of Graves who first encounters the film's star, Newt Scamander (Redmayne), during a trip to New York. It is not clear how major or minor the 39-year-old's role will be in regards to the storyline.
Farrell is in good company. On July 13, Deadline reported that Dan Fogler had been cast as Jacob. Like Graves (Farrell), Jacob meets Scamander during his time in New York. Prior to that announcement it was revealed that Waterson, 35, had been cast to play Porpetina, or Tina as she's often called, the love interest of Redmayne's character. "Harry Potter" fans may recognize her as Scamander's wife. Lastly, Miller, 22, was said to be in talks with Warner Bros. to play the villain. Sadly, that has yet to be confirmed. One thing we know for certain, Redmayne, 33, will be "Harry Potter" and "Fantastic Beasts" screenwriter J.K. Rowling's leading man in the movie.
"Fantastic Beasts" is the latest project from the 50-year-old author, who will serve as the film's co-producer. The film centers around Scamander, who is a magizoologist traveling the world in search of new creatures to document for his book, which you may recall from the "Harry Potter" series. The film will take place 70 years before "Harry Potter" though it will revisit similar locations and feature creatures "Potter" fans will find familiar.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" debuts in theaters in November 2016.