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Harry Potter Spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Is Looking for Young Star for Casting

( [email protected] ) Jul 14, 2015 12:20 PM EDT
Warner Bros announced Tuesday it is looking for a girl aged between eight and 12 to star in in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is scheduled for release on November 18, 2016, reported BBC.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is JK Rowling's first film script. AFP

Warner Bros announced Tuesday it is looking for a girl aged between eight and 12 to star in in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is scheduled for release on November 18, 2016, reported BBC.

The studio said in a statement, "Modesty is a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them."

It said interested aspirants must report at the Excel Centre in London starting 9:00 am BST on Saturday. The successful candidate will have the privilege of co-starring opposite Eddie Redmayne who will play "magizoologist" Newt Scamander, who writes a Hogwarts School textbook about the weird and wonderful fictional creatures he encounters.

Also included in the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Dan Fogler has won the role of Jacob, a non-magical person who meets the protagonist of the movie Scamander in New York City, said Empire Online.

The report also revealed that John Krasinski, Michael Cera and Josh Gad have met with Warner Executives for possible casting in the movie.

David Yates will be directing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which Warner plans to be another trilogy. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set 70 years before Harry Potter, the Rowling earlier said.

Rowling wrote the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as a spin-off of the hugely successful Harry Potter series. The movie is seen as one of the biggest movie releases in 2016.

Rowling posted on her Facebook page about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, "Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.

"The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets under way."

 

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