Isaura Barbé-Brown (Legends) is set to appear in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Heroic Hollywood has exclusively learned.
According to multiple insiders, Barbé-Brown will appear as Laurena Kama, the first wife of Corvus Lestrange and mother of Leta Lestrange, played by Zoe Kravitz. The sequel, which is set in Paris, France, features the return of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander as he embarks on his latest journey, joined by Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law).
Harry Potter fans recently spotted a potential spoiler in the film’s teaser trailer which featured a family tree for Corvus Lestrange that seemed to reveal Kravitz’s character as the half-sister of Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller). This would ultimately connect the new characters of the Fantastic Beasts franchise to the original Harry Potter film series — specifically Bellatrix Lestrange — although it is unclear as to how Bellatrix relates to Leta and Credence.
Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, David Sakurai, Claudia Kim, Brontis Jodorowsky, Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.
Here’s the synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:
J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.