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Open Casting Call for Fantastic Beasts Sequel

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The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is now holding an open Casting Call for five talent to join the cast of the film.

The studio is looking for teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18 to audition for several lead roles including the younger versions of Newt Scamander, Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore and Leta Lestrange as well as an unidentified character called Sebastian.

End Date: Midnight on June 20, 2017

Previous Experience Required: No

Pay Rate: TBD

Harry Potter HQ has posted an open casting call for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 to audition to play younger incarnations of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange (portrayed by Zoe Kravitz) and an unidentified character called Sebastian.

Casting Directors are also looking for teens between the ages of 16 and 18 to play younger versions of Albus Dumbledore, who will be played by Jude Law in the sequel, and Gellert Grindelwald who will be played by Johnny Depp in the sequel.

J.K. Rowling previously discussed that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald’s complicated relationship will be discussed in the upcoming movie. Casting teenage actors of the characters hints that fans may be able to see their famous beach fight and the death of Ariana Dumbledore, along with the development of the Deathly Hallows.

Meanwhile, the casting of a young Newt and Leta suggests that we may well see why the young magizoologist was kicked out of Hogwarts and discover the true nature of his relationship with the mysterious Ms. Lestrange.

To apply for the Fantastic Beasts open casting call you need to send an email to with a recent color picture that was taken within the last two months, contact telephone number, your home address and date of birth. Anyone under 18 must ask a parent or guardian to send the application.

No previous acting experience is necessary but applicants need to be eligible to work in the UK (meaning they must be a UK, Irish or EU passport holder) and be available for filming between August and November 2017.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at midnight GMT.

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