Casting continues on the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, with Eddie Redmayne Joining the film as our main character, Newt Scamander, and Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterson joining the film last week.
Now according to Variety, The Perks of Being a Wallflower actor Ezra Miller is in early talks to join the film as Kredan, a person with magical powers who encounters Scamander in NYC. The film is being directed by David Yates, who directed the last pour Harry Potter films and has J.K. Rowling writing the script for the spinoff. The film is the first in a planned trilogy, and while it’s set in the same universe as Harry Potter, it takes place decades before the events of The Sorcerer’s Stone.
Variety also adds that Josh Gad and Michael Cera are meeting for the role of Scamander’s rival Jacob, and that Yates is looking for an actress for the lead role of Queenie.