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Variety is reporting that British actor Callum Turner (Green Room) has been cast as the brother of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.’ sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He becomes the second new addition to the cast after Jude Law, who is taking on the role of the legendary wizard Albus Dumbledore.
The as-yet-untitled Fantastic Beasts 2 will reunite director David Yates, screenwriter J.K. Rowling and producers David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know that it will take place in 1928 in Paris, and “is set in an increasingly dark time for the Wizarding World where Newt Scamander and company have to decide on their allegiances.”
Fantastic Beasts 2 is slated for release on November 16th 2018, and will see the return of Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Porpentina Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Ailson Sudol »
- Gary Collinson
He’s taken one of the most fascinating and unconventional routes with his stardom.
The thinkpiece-industrial complex is running at full speed this spring to update the cinephile community’s consensus of major stars. In case you’re behind, adjust your opinions to reflect the following changes: Reese Witherspoon is still good, Kristen Stewart is now really good, Anne Hathaway is great because her haters were sexist, and Nicole Kidman is underappreciated despite receiving an Oscar nomination this very year.
One star whose evaluation has yet to appear from the hot take factory is Robert Pattinson, who features in two theatrical releases this April, Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (quickly dumped in theaters and VOD over two years after its 2015 Berlin premiere) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. Five years ago, the cultural ubiquity of “R-Pattz” was so enormous that the future President of the United States tweeted about him six times »
- Marshall Shaffer
Just days after Jude Law came aboard to play the new Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, another pivotal character has been cast. Callum Turner has signed on to play the brother of Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander. While no details have been given about the character yet, he will join a cast that also includes Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. It remains to be seen how many more major character roles need to be filled.
Variety broke the news earlier today, and we reported last month that Warner Bros. is eyeing an August production start for this Harry Potter spin-off sequel. Filming will take place in both London and Paris, with director David Yates previously confirming that the story will be set in Paris. While no plot details have been officially released yet, it was recently revealed that this franchise will »
Pre-production on the upcoming sequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, continues at a steady pace today. We’ve already had it confirmed that J.K. Rowling has finished her work on the script and delivered to it returning director David Yates, and we’ve learned that they’ve snapped up Jude Law to play the young (well, younger) Albus Dumbledore. Now, another actor has joined the cast: Green Room star Callum Turner (also seen in Victor Frankenstein and Assassin’s Creed).
The news comes courtesy of Variety, and all we know about the character thus far is that he’s Newt’s brother. Diehard Harry Potter fans think they already know who this brother will be: Theseus Scamander, Newt’s older sibling. His biography (courtesy of the Harry Potter Wikia) explains that he’s a World War I hero and a powerful Auror, but is a little disapproving »
- David James
21 April 2017 11:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Assassin's Creed and Tramps star Callum Turner is in negotiations to play Newt Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) brother in the Warner Bros. sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
David Yates is directing the follow-up to last year's Harry Potter spinoff, which is slated to hit theaters Nov. 16, 2018. Turner is set to appear opposite Jude Law and Johnny Depp, who were earlier announced to appear in the sequel.
- Etan Vlessing
“Assassins Creed’s” Callum Turner is in talks to take on the role of Newt Scamander’s brother in Warner Bros. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel, TheWrap has learned. Turner will play the sibling of Eddie Redmayne, who returns to the franchise as Scamander. Jude Law has been cast as Young Dumbledore, while Johnny Depp reprises his role as Grindelwald. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a spin-off in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” universe, has grossed $814 million worldwide since its Nov. 18 release. The sequel — the second in a planned five-movie series — is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. »
- Matt Pressberg
Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” has also written the script for the second installment. The film is set in an increasingly dark time for the Wizarding World where Newt Scamander and company have to decide on their allegiances.
Plot details are unknown at this time other than the film being set in Paris.
The first movie in the planned five-part “Fantastic Beasts” series grossed more than $813 million at the box office.
The sequel, which begins production this summer, also reunites producers Rowling, »
- Justin Kroll
Jude Law is slated to play a young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2. Jude Law To Portray Dumbledore David Yates will return to direct the sequel, and Eddie Redmayne will reprise his role as Newt Scamander. Johnny Depp will return as the villain Gellert Grindelwald, with whom Dumbledore has a rocky history […]
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- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Jude Law is going from playing a young pope to a young Dumbledore.
In the new movie, “Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs. »
- James Hibberd
Jude Law will play a younger version of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the second installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Variety reports.
Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that the twice-Oscar-nominated British actor, fresh off his acclaimed performance in HBO's The Young Pope, will play the beloved Dumbledore decades before becoming Hogwarts' headmaster – and Potter's crucial mentor. In Fantastic Beasts 2, Dumbledore serves as the wizarding school's Transfiguration professor.
Fantastic Beasts has found its Dumbledore!
The film will take fans back to the world of Hogwarts, where Dumbledore, a contemporary of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is serving as the school's Transfiguration professor.
Law is the third actor to take on the role of Dumbledore. Richard Harris played the Hogwarts Headmaster and Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) mentor in the first two Harry Potter films, before Michael Gambon took over after his death.
J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut with the first Fantastic Beasts film, has also written the screenplay for the second movie, which is set to explore an "increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where [link=nm »
Author: Zehra Phelan
Confirmed today is the news that two-time Oscar nominee and Brit Jude Law is to step into the shoes of one of the most iconic and legendary wizards of modern times, Harry Potter’s old Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts.
Related: Fantastic Beasts News and Interviews
Make-up artists on the production of the sequel to last year’s film, which earned more than $813 million at the box office, will be pleased to know that heavy ageing makeup won’t be needed as Law joins as a young Dumbledore, decades before he took the helm at Hogwarts. Dumbledore was a glancing presence in Fantastic Beasts and now we will get to see him as just a Transfiguration professor and a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the dark wizard who believes wizards have a superior place above Muggles or as known in America, No-Majs.
- Zehra Phelan
Rob Leane Apr 12, 2017
Fantastic Beasts 2, one assumes, will begin to explore the complicated relationship between Law's Dumbledore and Johnny Depp's dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. They were once firm friends, and later on they were sworn enemies.
Could this »
The world of “Harry Potter” has found its latest fantastic beast: Jude Law, who’s set to play young Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel. The character was first portrayed onscreen by Richard Harris in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”; after Harris’ death, he was replaced by Michael Gambon in the remaining five movies.
David Yates will return to the direct the as-yet untitled sequel. In a statement, he called Law “a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.”
- Michael Nordine
“As fans ourselves, we are thrilled to have Jude Law joining the Fantastic Beasts cast, playing a character so universally adored,” said Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures. “Jude has been a member of the Warner Bros. family for years and we’re excited to embark on this new adventure with him.”
In the much-anticipated new Wizarding World film, Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. have signed up Jude Law to play the young Albus Dumbledore in the planned Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them sequel. Law, who will next be seen in the studio’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, will play the role made famous in the character’s later years by both Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the Harry Potter movies.
The announcement came via Deadline early local time in Los Angeles with the news confirmed by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Pictures.
Deadline says that as we meet him in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel, Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.
“As fans ourselves, we are thrilled to have Jude Law joining the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ cast, »
- Paul Heath
This year's most important Harry Potter-related news just broke: Jude Law is playing a young version of Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel! We already have several details about the film, including the release date and the fact that director David Yates (who directed the first film) will return. Law is joining a cast that already includes Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, and Katherine Waterston. We're not sure how we feel about this news, given that Jude Law is . . . well, Jude Law. But we're willing to give it a try! The countdown is on to when we get to see the Young Pope in costume as Dumbledore. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Variety has the scoop, confirming that Law has closed a deal to star opposite Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and the nefarious Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) in David Yates’ fantastical follow-up. Set to enter production sometime this year, we understand that Fantastic Beasts 2 takes place decades before the events of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga, at a time when Dumbledore will still be serving as the Transfiguration professor of Hogwarts.
The outlet goes on to reveal that Warner Bros. considered a handful of top-tier British stars for the coveted role, including Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong and Jared Harris, the son of the late Richard Harris, who portrayed the legendary wizard across both Philosopher’s Stone and The »
- Michael Briers
12 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The first film's central foursome — Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler — are also all set to return for the sequel, featuring a script by J.K. Rowling. Unlike the initial movie's New York City setting, the follow-up takes place in Paris and Watford, England.
Law's casting puts him opposite Johnny Depp, »
- Ashley Lee
Albus Dumbledore is one of the most iconic characters in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Richard Harris made the role famous in the first two “Harry Potter” pics. Michael Gambon later took over the part after Harris’ death in 2002.
The two-time Academy Award nominee will portray Dumbledore long before the wizard became the headmaster at Hogwarts and Potter’s mentor. Set decades before the original “Harry Potter” films and books, Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s transfiguration professor in “Fantastic Beasts 2.”
The studio had been considering every major British actor in the »
- Justin Kroll
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