Eddie Redmayne Set To Star in “Fantastic Beasts” as Newt Scamander

Several articles ago, we mentioned that Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne, was interested in the role as Newt Scamander. But, according to Christian Todaythe Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Eddie’s role as Newt Scamander in the newest book-to-movie adaptation, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Before Warner Bros confirmed Eddie’s role as Newt Scamander, several actors were up for the part as well. Cinema Blend reported that former “Doctor Who” Matt Smith and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Nicholas Hoult were up for the lead role.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is going to be directed by David Heyman who directed the last four films in the Harry Potter series.

“Fantastic Beast” is due to hit theaters on November 18th, 2016.

Reporter:

Ellen

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