Callum Turner to play Newt Scamander’s brother in Fantastic Beasts 2
According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures has cast hot young British actor Callum Turner (Green Room, Assassin’s Creed) as Newt Scamander’s brother in Fantastic Beasts 2! Eddie Redmayne will return as Scamander, with Jude Law playing a young Dumbledore and Johnny Depp returning as the villain Grindelwald in the Paris-set sequel.
Turner will next be seen as the lead in the drama The Only Living Boy in New York, opposite Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Bridges.
J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on the global hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has also written the screenplay for the second movie. The story moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt Scamander and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.
The first film in the Fantastic Beasts series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, began a new era in the wizarding world, decades before the Harry Potter movies, which still reign as the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Acclaimed by both critics and audiences, the 2016 release became a global blockbuster, earning more than $814 million at the box office.
Principal photography begins this summer on the new Fantastic Beasts adventure, which will be directed by David Yates, who previously helmed the final four Harry Potter features, as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film also reunites producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen are serving as executive producers.
Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film, which is the second of five planned Fantastic Beasts movies, will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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