Colin Farrell apparates to Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2015 14:28 IST

Irish actor Colin Farrell has been cast opposite Eddie Redmayne in Warner Bros' Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will also star Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol.

Farrell, 39, will play Graves, a wizard that Newt Scamander (Redmayne) meets in New York, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on Newt's adventures in the secret community of witches and wizards as he attempts to document magical creatures. The events of Fantastic Beasts take place 70 years before Harry Potter reads Newt's book in school.

David Yates is directing the return to JK Rowling's wizarding world, and Rowling wrote the script.

Potter producer David Heyman is back as producer with Rowling. Steve Kloves, who wrote seven out of the eight Potter movies, and Lionel Wigram are also producing.

The film is set for release on November 18, 2016.

Farrell is currently starring on HBO's second season of True Detective.

Till then, refresh your memory of the Harry Potter series with this compilation of all the 8 movies' trailers

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