Newt Scamander’s brother is set to join the FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM with Callum Turner in talks for the role. The film will see Eddie Redmayne return to play Newt and will be joined by Jude Law as Dumbledore.
The film continues the story of the first, written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, and 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 being kept under wraps, but the project is set in Paris and will begin production this summer.
David Yates is returning to direct. Rowling will produce with David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Rick Senat, and Danny Cohen will executive produce.
Turner previously starred in A24’s Green Room and in Tramps. He recently booked the lead role in Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York opposite Jeff Bridges.
Emily J | TV Editor