New cast members and characters for the Fantastic Beasts sequel have been revealed and the list includes actor Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel.
Originally mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Nicolas Flamel is known to fans of the franchise as the alchemist who discovered the Elixir of Life. Jodorowsky will be joined by Wolf Roth as Spielman, Victoria Yeates as Bunty, Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers, Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier; and Cornell S John as Arnold Guzman. The names ‘Travers’ and ‘Rosier’ will be familiar to Harry Potter fans as they belonged to two Death Eaters who served Lord Voldemort.
The new cast will also include The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams and Brooklyn star Fiona Glascott in undisclosed roles.
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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.
The film expands the wizarding world, moving from New York to London and on to Paris. There are also some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of the books and film series.
Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts 2 will also star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, David Sakurai, and Claudia Kim.
Fantastic Beasts 2 will be released in theaters on November 16, 2018.
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