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Colin Farrell Reportedly Joins ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Colin Farrell Reportedly Joins ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’


Colin Farrell has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The star will play Graves, a wizard that crosses paths with Scamander while in New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although a spin-off from the hugely 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 magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and is based on the Hogwarts textbook he eventually ends up writing, detailing said adventures. Westerson’s Porpentina and Sudol’s Queenie meet Scamander when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Colin joins the previously announced cast members Ezra Miller, who will be bringing Kredan to life, Katherine Westerston who will portray Tina, and Alison Sudol who plays her sister Queenie.

David Yates, who helmed the final four Harry Potter movies, is set to direct Fantastic Beasts, which begins production in London this summer.

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

Let us know your thoughts on getting to see Colin play a wizard (and hopefully use that great natural accent) in the comments below!

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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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