Monday, 20 July 2015

Alison Sudol set for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

News arrives via Variety that Alison Sudan (What To Expect When You're Expecting) is in negotiations to join Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything) in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. 

Harry Potter veteran director David Yates is launching what Warner Bros already plans as a new trilogy, adapted by J.K. Rowling herself from her book Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Redmayne is starring as Newt Scamander, who plies his trade as a magizoologist around the world, and visits New York in the first adventure. The story takes place roughly 70 years before Harry and the rest have their tangle with the dark forces of Voldemort.

Sudol reportedly tested for the film alongside Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), who scored the role of Tina. The studio also has Ezra Miller (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower), the future Flash for the DC Comics movies, in talks to play fellow magician Kedan. And it looks like Yates and his team are zeroing in on someone to play Newt's big rival, Jacob, with Michael Cera (Juno), Josh Gad (Love & Other Drugs) and, more recently, John Krasinski (It's Complicated) mentioned as potentials for that role. The film is set for 18 November next year.

And assuming she does make a final deal, this won't be Sudol's first time in contact with the Harry Potter franchise. While she is perhaps best known as a musician, she did appear this year in US TV miniseries Dig alongside Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy in the films.

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