October 6, 2015 4:12:02 pm
Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, and actresses Carmen Ejogo and Gemma Chan have joined the Eddie Redmayne-led cast of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, the upcoming “Harry Potter” spin-off.
Details about Voight, Ejogo and Chan’s characters are still kept under wraps, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Oscar-winner Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist.
Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol star as witch sisters Tina and Queenie.
Ezra Miller plays a wizard named Credence while Dan Fogler portrays a Muggle named Jacob. Colin Farrell is also in the cast, playing Graves.
The movie is currently shooting in England. It will take place 70 years before Harry Potter reads Scamander’s book in his wizarding school.
The movie follows Scamander’s adventures in New York, where he travels to discover and document more magical creatures.
Inspired by Hogwarts textbook of the same name, “Fantastic Beasts” is slated for a US release on December 18, 2016. David Yates sits behind the lens and author JK Rowling writes the screenplay.
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