Ahhhhh… Colin Farrell is getting his game back. After starring in True Detective 2, the Irish actor has booked another high profile gig, this one Harry Potter related. He will join Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol in the spin-off Harry Potter trilogy beginning with the first film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
According to THR, Farrell will play Graves, a wizard that Newt Scamander (Redmayne) meets in New York. The story centers on Newt’s adventures in the secret community of witches and wizards as he attempts to document magical creatures. The events of Fantastic Beasts take place 70 years before Harry Potter reads Newt’s book in school.
The ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film is set for a November 18, 2016 opening with David Yates directing and J. K. Rowling writing the screenplay.