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Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Colin Farrell cast in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ a the wizard ‘Graves’

The cast of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them added to their dynamic cast as Colin Farrell has signed on to play a wizard.

The True Detective star has just signed on to the Warner Bros. project that has Eddie Redmayne playing Newt Scamander, a wizard venturing around the magical world documenting magical creatures for his book, 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter film franchise.

According to THR, “Farrell will play Graves, a wizard that Newt Scamander (Redmayne) meets in New York. The story centers on Newt’s adventures in the secret community of witches and wizards as he attempts to document magical creatures. The events of Fantastic Beasts take place 70 years before Harry Potter reads Newt’s book in school. Dan Fogler also was recently cast in the film…”

Also cast is Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Alison Sudol (Transparent).

They noted director David Yates is returning to the expanding franchise and that unlike all the previous Harry Potter movies, most of the characters in the movie, with the exception of Newt Scamander, will be American.

Slash Film detailed the cast: “Waterston is playing a witch named Tina while Sudol is playing her younger sister Queenie, and they both encounter Newt during his travels in New York as well. As for Miller, he’s another magical character who also crosses path with Newt. But Fogler is actually a Muggle named Jacob who is befriended by Newt, though we’ve also heard he may be a rival for the main character too.”

The script is directly from author J.K. Rowling and is slated to hit theaters next fall on November 18th, 2016.

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