Colin Farrell joins cast of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts
True Detective star Colin Farrell will join Eddie Redmayne in starring in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the new spin-off from Harry Potter, scripted by J. K. Rowling.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Farrell will play Graves, a mysterious wizard encountered by the inquisitive Newt Scamander, the character Redmayne will play.
Farrell joins a cast that now includes Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterson, Alison Sudol and Fogler, who have all been confirmed in recent weeks.
The new spin-off, which is inspired by Rowling's universe-expanding textbook about magical creatures, is not a direct prequel to Harry Potter, but will be set in the same universe, likely in the 1920s. It will be directed by David Yates, who was behind the camera on four of the eight Harry Potter films. Filming is set to begin later this summer.
It seems likely that the remaining casting decisions for the new movie will begin to made in the next few weeks as the first film in the trilogy is due to hit cinemas as soon as November 18th 2016, with two sequels dated for 2018 and 2020 already.