Colin Ferrell is the latest ‘muggle’ to join the cast of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, joining Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, and Alison Sudol who are already attached to the project.
Farrell reportedly (by Hollywood Reporter) will play a wizard who encounters Newt Scamander (Redmayne) during his journey to study magical creatures in America.
Fantastic Beasts is directed by David Yates and debut screenplay written by J.K. Rowling. Producing the film is David Heyman. Fantastic Beasts is due to release in December 2016.