Things are about to get a whole lot more magical for Colin Farrell!
The True Detective star will be joining the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today.
Farrell will play Graves, a wizard that main character Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) encounters in New York. We don’t know anything else about his role at the time, but with a name as ominous as Graves, there might be a chance that Farrell will be playing an antagonist in the film.
The Irish actor will join the already stellar cast of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a brand new story from J.K. Rowling that takes places 70 years before the events in Harry Potter, but it isn’t a prequel. The story follows a young wizard named Newt Scamander on his journey to find, well, magical beasts!
The film is currently scheduled for a November 2016 release.
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