Colin Farrell cast in Harry Potter spinoff

By Petro-Anne Vlok
07 August 2015

Irish actor Colin Farrell has joined the cast for the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Warner Bros. have kept details about the plot under wraps, but here are five things we know about the movie so far:

Other famous faces starring include Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar this year for his portrayal of Stephan Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and Ezra Miller, who starred in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The movies focuses on the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie), who wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a textbook used by Harry and his classmates. Colin plays Graves, a wizard Newt meets in New York.

It’s neither a sequel or prequel, but rather an extension of the Harry Potter universe created by British author J.K. Rowling. It’s set in the 1920s.

J.K. wrote the script.

The release date is set for 18 November 2016.

Sources: cnn.com, imdb.com, theguardian.com

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