Ezra Miller 'in talks for Harry Potter spin-off'

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Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

American actor Ezra Miller is in talks over a role in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off, according to Variety.

Ezra Miller is reportedly in talks over a role in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off.

The 22-year-old actor - who starred as the title character in 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' - is wanted to assume the role of Kredan in Warner Bros.' 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

While it remains unclear how close the two sides are to agreeing a deal, Variety reports that Ezra is the studio's preferred choice for the part.

The much-anticipated new movie will definitely star Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, who'll be working from a script penned by best-selling author J.K. Rowling.

Speaking about the movie, the writer recently explained: "Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the 'Harry Potter' series but an extension of the wizarding world."

Other crucial roles in the movie still to be cast include Queenie, Tina's younger sister, and Jacob, a rival of Newt Scamander's.

Alison Sudol is reportedly the first choice for the role of Queenie, while Josh Gad and Michael Cera are being considered for the part of Jacob.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

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