Carmen Ejogo and Gemma Chan also cast in 'Harry Potter' spinoff

By Christian Holub
October 05, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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A trio of new actors has joined Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Jon Voight, Selma star Carmen Ejogo, and Humans star Gemma Chan have been cast in the Harry Potter spin-off in as-yet unnamed roles.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.

Directed by four-time Harry Potter veteran David Yates, and written by author J.K. Rowling herself, Fantastic Beasts will follow the adventures of “magizoologist” Newt Scamander as he sets out to write the textbook that will eventualy be assigned to Harry Potter decades later at Hogwarts. Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne stars as Scamander, but most other roles remain shrouded in secrecy. Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Samantha Morton comprise the rest of the announced cast.

Voight can currently be seen on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Ejogo played Coretta Scott King in Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Chan stars on AMC’s Humans. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is currently slated for a November 2016 release. 

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