If you were going to put a bet on which actor fame was going to go into overdrive in the next couple of year, Ezra Miller would be a safe choice. He’s already been chosen to be The Flash in Warner’s Justice League project (he’ll first be seen as the character in Batman vs. Superman next year), and now the studio is also trying to line him up for their Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, according to Variety.
He’s currently in talks for the role of Kredan in the JK Rowling scripted movie (which is due to become a trilogy), which already has Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston onboard. Harry Potter helmer David Yates is due to direct.
The movie is set 70 years before the Harry Potter movies and follows ‘magiczoologist’ Scamander after he sets out to write the book Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (which is one of Harry’s textbooks). Waterston will play a witch called Tina (short for Porpetina) who Newt meets on his travels.
Kredan meanwhile is ‘a person with magical powers who encounters… Scamander when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.’ And knowing how Rowling names her characters, there’s a possibility he won’t be a good guy.
The film is due out Nov. 18, 2016.