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‘Fantastic Beasts’ casts Katherine Waterston as Female Lead

After the news confirming Eddie Redmayne’s casting in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, fans have been eager awaiting more casting news. Well, the wait is over because Katherine Waterston has been announced
as the film’s female lead!

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J.K. Rowling Slams Westboro Baptist Church in Epic Twitter Battle

Last week, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote, leading to an outpour of happiness. But, where there is an outpouring of emotion, the Westboro Baptist Church is sure to find its way into it. Thankfully, J.K. Rowling was on hand to lay the smackdown on the church after criticizing a tweet that Dumbledore and Lord of the Ring’s Gandalf should get hitched.

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Eddie Redmayne is Frontrunner for ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off’s Lead

Fresh off of his Oscar win for ‘The Theory of Everything’, it looks like Eddie Redmayne’s future projects are about to get a lot more magical. Redmayne is reportedly the frontrunner for the role of Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

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‘The Casual Vacancy’ Comes to HBO in April

HBO has announced that ‘The Casual Vacancy’, an adaptation of J.K. Rowlings best selling novel, will begin airing on April 29. The miniseries will have parts one and two premier back-to-back on April 29 at 8:00 ET. Part three will be shown the next day on the 30th at 8:00 ET. Each part has an hour run-time.

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can check out ‘The Casual Vacancy’ when it premiers on February 15 on BBC One. You can also check out the first trailer right HERE.

‘The Casual Vacancy’ debuts on BBC One on February 15, 2015 and stars Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear, Simon McBurney, Julia McKenzie, Keeley Hawes, Monica Dolan, Marie Critchley, Emily Bevan, Simona Brown and Abigail Lawrie.

‘Harry Potter’ Producer David Heyman Talks Filming ‘Fantastic Beasts’

The world of Harry Potter consists of 7 books, 3 smaller works, Pottermore, 8 films and four themes parks around the world and the world is about to get much bigger. In 2016, the highly anticipated spin off, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will hit theaters and the makers of the films are now giving us some new details about the production.

Based off of the book and screenplay written by J.K. Rowling, the film will tell the story of Newt Scamander’s adventures as he compiles a book of creatures to be known as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. With four time Harry Potter director David Yates returning, as well as producer David Heyman (Harry Potter Franchise, Gravity & Paddington), these spin offs are sure to be one of the biggest events in film history.

David Heyman recently opened up to Collider about filming the upcoming film.

“[It’s] Early, early, early days. Really early days. I mean we’re at the very beginning. We will shoot later on this year. The plan is to shoot late summer. We’re making just one film, but I believe there’s been talk about it being three.  But we’re just talking about it as one.”

He also revealed that Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig has also joined the project.

“The experience of conjuring up these worlds is such fun. So to do it with [Rowling] and with Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram is involved too, and with David Yates, and Stuart Craig will be designing it; it’s great. It’s exciting, and it’s a great world to return to.”

‘Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them’ is set to hit theaters on November 16, 2016. The film will be written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates.