"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sequel is all set to see anonymous teenage actors playing the younger versions of characters Albus Dumbledore, Newt, Leta, Gellert Grindelwald and an undisclosed character. A casting call has been given for actors and it was announced on the website of author J.K. Rowling.
As "Fantastic Beasts" sequel readies to begin shooting, a casting call has been given for teenage actors to play the adult versions of Albus Dumbledore, Newt, Leta, Gellert Grindelwald and a yet-to-be-disclosed character. According to CNET, the casting call was posted on the Pottermore website of author J.K. Rowling and the call is for anonymous actors. While Leta, Newt and Sebastian are to be essayed by actors in the age group 13-16, those in the 16-18 age group are being considered to play Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
Notably, "Fantastic Beasts" sequel would be starring Johnny Depp and Jude Law as old Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore respectively. Also, the film is scheduled to begin shooting from next month and it will be filmed in the UK and Paris.
In the meantime, the casting call hints at viewers getting more information about the relationship shared by these characters, Slash Film has learned. The equation shared by Newt Scamander and Leta Lestrange is expected to be dissected in detail and though Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald have been dealt at length in the book, the "Fantastic Beasts" sequel may bring new details to the light.
Well, the "Fantastic Beasts" sequel casting call is a golden chance for Harry Potter fans as no prior acting experience is required to act in the film. What is needed is the eligibility to work in the UK. In other words, the actors should have a passport of EU or UK. Also, the actors should be ready to devote time between Aug and Nov 2017. "Fantastic Beasts" sequel is scheduled to hit the theaters on Nov 16, 2018.