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Eddie Redmayne Reportedly Eyed as ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Lead

Eddie Redmayne Reportedly Eyed as ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Lead


Eddie Redmayne is reportedly the frontrunner to star in the Harry Potter spin off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Theory of Everything Oscar winner could be entering a land of magic and mystery soon as Newt Scamander, the main character in the highly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off film series. Variety is reporting that Redmayne is the “favorite” to take on the role.

Although a spin-off from the wildly popular Harry Potter series, the events of Fantastic Beasts actually take place about seven decades before Potter’s story even begins. The story follows the adventures of Newt Scamander and is based on the Hogwarts textbook he eventually ends up writing detailing said adventures.

The site is also reporting that Warm Bodies star Nicholas Hoult is another actor being eyed for the role. Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has also expressed interest in starring in the film.

The first Fantastic Beasts movie is scheduled to debut November 18, 2016.

Let us know who you think should star as Newt in the spin off series!

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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