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Eddie Rayne set to play Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spinoff?

April 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Have Warner Bros found their Newt Scamander for the Harry Potter spinoff movie of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

Well, it looks like The Theory of Everything oscar winner Eddie Redmayne may just be the lead choice for the role. However, Director David Yates is still trying to decide on an actor, with X-Men star Nicholas Hoult also in the running.

The movie will see J.K. Rowling making her screenwriting debut and is set for a November 18th, 2016 release. The second and third movie are scheduled for release on November 16th, 2018 and November 20th, 2020.

More as we get it, guys…

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….