Fantastic Beasts 2 to feature teen Dumbledore, teen Newt Scamander
The adult version of Newt, Grindelwald and Leta are portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Zoe Kravitz respectively in the franchise.hollywood Updated: Jun 08, 2017 10:23 IST
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will feature younger version of key characters, with Warner Bros. announcing an open casting call for actors to play the teenage version of Dumbledore and Newt Scamander.
The studio is also looking for a young actors to portray Gellert Grindelwald, Leta Lestrange and a new character named Sebastian, reported Ace Showbiz. “An open casting call has gone out for three actors between the ages of 13 and 16 to play young versions of Newt, Leta, and another character called Sebastian,” reads the announcement, which is shared by J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore.
The announcement continues, “They are also looking for actors between 16 and 18 to portray both Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore as teenagers. So, if you know any young acting hopefuls who know their Elder Wand-lore, or have a penchant for Sherbert Lemons, now is the time to let them know.”
The adult version of Newt, Grindelwald and Leta are portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Zoe Kravitz respectively in the franchise.
Dumbledore, meanwhile, will be portrayed by Jude Law. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 is currently in pre-production, with its story reportedly being set in the U.K. and Paris.
Rowling will again write the script and the movie is set to be released sometime in 2018.