Open Call for Fantastic Beasts Sequel



Has it always been your dream to be apart of the Harry Potter franchise? Do people tell you that you bare a striking resemblance to a young Jude Law, Johnny Depp, or Eddie Redmayne? Well, now’s your chance! Warner Brothers has announced an open casting call for five young actors to join the Fantastic Beasts Sequel, including two 16-18 year olds to play teenage Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

In J.k. Rowling’s original series it is revealed that Dumbledore and Grindelwald were close friends in their teenage years before having a falling out. Shortly afterwards, Grindelwald becomes one of the darkest wizards known (that is until Voldermort). His rise to power in the 1920s was introduced in the first Fantastic Beasts as Johnny Depp debuted as Grindelwald. Earlier this year it was released that Jude Law would play a younger Dumbledore, following the footsteps of Richard Harris and Michael Gambon.

The casting call is also looking for three actors between the ages of 13-16 to play teenage Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange (who was briefly seen as Newt’s friend, played by Zoe Kravitz) and a new character named Sebastian. While it has not been released what roles these characters will play, we can suspect that the sequel will contain a few scenes at Hogwarts, which should be very interesting.

For more information about the casting call visit Pottermore.