Monday, 26 June, 2017

Auditions open for teens to join the cast of Fantastic Beasts

Michael Gambon as Dumbledore Fantastic Beasts Is Looking for a Teenage Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Newt, Leta Lestrange, and Someone Named Sebastian
Theresa Hayes | 09 June, 2017, 02:05

One of many great things about the initial Harry Potter movies is that the golden trio - Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson - all managed to snag their roles with minimal experience after attending a series of open casting calls.

They're also on the hunt for teens between the ages of 16 and 18 to play younger versions of Albus Dumbledore (who'll be played by Jude Law in the sequel) and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

Newt, Leta and Sebastian should be played by actors between the ages of 13 and 16, while those playing Dumbledore and Grindelwald should be between 16 and 18. Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore is not that surprising, since the movies look focus much more on them now, but it could prove to be interesting to see these two men dance around each other.

WARNER BROS is calling for five young actors to join the cast of Fantastic Beasts as work begins on the sequel to the hit Harry Potter spin-off.

In the "Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them", the past of Newt Scamander remained a mystery. First of all, we can expect Eddie Redmayne's awkward Buster Keaton-esque Newt Scamander to feature heavily despite speculation that his role would shrink in significance as the franchise moves forward. Aside from the fact that she is somehow related to Bellatrix, the first movie also hinted that she had hurt Newt. After all, before being irremediably separated by their respective worldview, the two wizards were very close ...

What do you make of this casting call?

I didn't think I could love the Harry Potter franchise anymore until now.

The casting of young Newt and Leta likely means we're going back to Hogwarts as well.

To apply, send an email to [email protected] with a recent colour photograph, telephone number, address and date of birth.

Last year's release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them received great feedback, marking Harry Potter author, J.K Rowling, her debut as a straight-to-film screenwriter. Get your applications in quick - the closing date is 20th June.

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