The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reveals the film cast Colin Farrell as a wizard named Graves.
The film, with a script penned by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, takes place 70 years before the events we’re familiar with. It follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a wizard and Magizoologist (someone who studies magical creatures) who’s traveling to document magical creatures.
Newt will reportedly meet Graves in New York during his journeys.
When I first heard Farrell was cast in the film, I’ll admit I was a little taken aback; he seemed like an odd choice. However, the more I think about it, the more the Irish actor seems like a perfect fit.
First bursting onto the scene with 2002’s Minority Report, Farrell has since had a varied and successful career. He’s proven himself adept at both drama and comedy with great performances in films like In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, The New World, and Saving Mr. Banks.
This is by far one of the upcoming films I’m most excited about so I can’t wait to hear more.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Colin Farrell, is set to hit theaters on November 18, 2016.
Are you excited to see Colin Farrell in this film? Who do you think Graves will be? Sound off in the comments!