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Jude Law’s first port of call before playing Dumbledore? Meeting JK Rowling

Jude Law, who will play young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2, wants to meet JK Rowling before he begins work.

hollywood Updated: Apr 28, 2017 11:49 IST

Press Trust of India
Jude Law in a still from The Young Pope.
Jude Law in a still from The Young Pope.

Actor Jude Law says he wants to meet author JK Rowling to discuss his role as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2.

The 44-year-old actor has been cast as the younger version of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to the Harry Potter spin-off.

Law says he wants to meet Rowling, who penned the Harry Potter book series, to talk about her vision for the character before he starts shooting the movie, reported BBC.

“My first port of call I hope is to meet JK Rowling and to talk exactly about that and who (Dumbledore) is and who she wants him to be and learn a little bit more about her vision of this great man as a young man,” Law says.

The actor will appear alongside Eddie Redmayne, who plays lead role Newt Scamander, Johnny Depp as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange.

Also recently rumoured to be joining the cast is Glue actor Callum Turner, who is believed to be playing Newt’s brother Theseus Scamander.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 is scheduled for release in 2018.

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First Published: Apr 28, 2017 11:49 IST

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