Zoe Kravitz has been cast in the “Harry Potter” spinoff, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Details of the role have not been revealed, but it is believed that Kravitz's character will appear briefly in the first film. She will eventually have a bigger role in the plot in the second film. So far, there are no clues as to what the role is, but a report from Bustle offers a few suggestions, such as a Magizoologist or an ancestor of an existing character.
Kravitz joins the film's star-studded roster, which includes Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell and Katherine Waterson. The film, based on J.K. Rowling's book of the same name, is set in New York 70 years prior to the events in the famed “Harry Potter” books.
“Fantastic Beasts” follows the story of Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a Magizoologist who goes on a quest to document magical creatures. His findings, which are compiled into a book, was later used as a reference for teaching wizardry at Hogwarts.
David Yates, who directed the first film, will also helm the upcoming sequel. Rowling, David Heyman Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram will produce, while Rick Senat, Neil Blair and Danny Cohen will executive produce.
Prior to joining the franchise, Kravitz appeared in star-studded and well-received projects, including “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the “Divergent” series and the critically-acclaimed “Dope.”
Meanwhile, another development in the “Fantastic Beasts” world has been revealed. Miller's character has been named and details about the role have been released, according to Entertainment Weekly. Miller's character Credence Barebone is described as a man who “appears withdrawn, extremely shy and far more vulnerable than his two sisters.” The character will be closely linked to Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton) and Percival Graves (Farrell).
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will hit theaters Nov. 18, 2016.