Jude Law Joins ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Sequel | Film News
To follow up the huge success of the global blockbuster, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, development on its upcoming sequel continues to progress. Jude Law has just jumped on board the project, due to play the younger Dumbledore, who at the time Fantastic Beasts is set, was a Hogwarts’ Transfiguration professor.
Avid Harry Potter fans already endured J.K. Rowling’s previous hints that Dumbledore would be openly gay in the sequel, so it’s exciting to see how anticipation continues to rise.
David Yates, who helmed the final four Harry Potter movies in addition to the first installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, will also be directing the sequel. David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram are the producers on board, while Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen will serve as executive producers. Principal photography is scheduled to commence this summer.
Yates, on Jude Law’s casting, said: “Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life”.
Jude Law will be joining an already star-studded cast, including Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them headlining actor Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz and Johnny Depp.
The second of five planned Fantastic Beasts installments is currently set for a November 2018 release.
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