Potterheads: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Is Looking, And It Wants You!


For nearly 20 years, twenty and thirty-somethings all over the world have been wondering why our Hogwarts letters never showed.

Even though we waited patiently (or maybe not so patiently) for that elusive envelope inscribed with our names, full address and exact locations of our bedrooms (not creepy at all,) the blasted thing never came.

We still haven’t received lists of the items we must purchase in Diagon Alley before starting classes, and as time drags on, it’s beginning to look like we never will.

But alas, there is hope for the younger generation. Now our little brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews have the chance to don a robe, carry a wand and walk in the world we can only dream of. (Although, thank you, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, for being the next best thing.)

Fantastic Beasts 2 is still in the beginning stages of its casting, and it wants you. As long as “you” are a UK, Irish or EU passport holder and still a teenager.

Pottermore announced on Tuesday that those Potterheads eligible to work in the UK have been invited to an open casting call for the younger versions of some of the Potterverse’s most famous characters.

Anyone between the age of 13 and 16 can audition for lovable favorite of Hufflepuff House, Newt Scamander, his school “friend,” Leta Lestrange (interesting choice for the surname) and a mysterious new character known only as Sebastian.

It isn’t just the younger teens that get the chance for the role of a lifetime. Older teens between 16 and 18 can also audition for the teenage incarnations of everyone’s beloved headmaster, Albus Dumbledore and his not-so-nice “friend,” Gellert Grindelwald.

Which means, of course, that whoever is accepted for the role of Albus Dumbledore will be playing the younger Jude Law. Pretty cool, right?

No previous acting experience is required, which means you could be dreaming about becoming a famous actor one day, and slipping into the role of Albus Dumbledore the next. It’s not every day someone gets this kind of chance to make their dreams come true.

To apply for the casting call, simply send an email to casting.prod@wb.uc-ns.com with date of birth, home address, telephone number and recent color photograph taken within the last two months.

For those Hogwarts hopefuls under 18, your parent or guardian must send in the application.

Closing date for all applications is June 20 at midnight GMT, so start getting your information together now!

If all goes well, you could be filming on a 1920’s Wizarding World set between August and November. And then see yourself on the big screen in November 2018!

Hello, Golden Globe!

And, more importantly, hello Hogwarts!

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