Colin Farrell & More Join Harry Potter Spin-Off “Fantastic Beasts”

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them which is currently scheduled for November 2016, today officially cast True Detective Season 2 star Colin Farrell as “Graves”, a wizard that Newt Scamander (set to be played by Eddie Redmayne) will meet in New York.

Farrell joins a cast list that already includes Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler, for a story about Newt’s adventures as he tries to document magical creatures.

JK Rowling wrote the script and will act as producer, while co-producer David Heyman will also be returning to the universe. David Yates, the director of Harry Potter 5, 6, 7 & 8 will direct.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter