There’s a new Harry Potter movie coming out, but Harry Potter won’t be a part of it – breaks some hearts, doesn’t it? It’s true because Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a prequel to the Harry Potter films. Being a prequel, Potter’s presence is not by any means necessary, a lot of the HP followers were keeping their hopes up that Daniel Radcliffe may at least play a Cameo role in it. However, recent interview with E! Online confirms that he’s not going to make an appearance in the film. Presently he is quite busy with his new horror thriller movie Frankenstein.
Instead of Radcliffe, Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is going to star in the upcoming film. In this movie he will be seen as a magizoologist named Newt Scamander.
While there is no doubt about Eddie Redmayne’s acting skills, fans will surely miss Radcliffe a lot. Radcliffe, however, has full admiration for Eddie and he said he is very excited about this movie. He regards Redmayne to be a fantastic actor who is perfect for the role of Scamander.
Let’s have a look at Eddie Redmayne’s achievements so far. He won his first Oscar for playing a fabulous role of Stephen Hawking, in the movie ‘The Theory of Everything’ which was released back in 2014. He is versatile in his acting abilities who can play any type of character. It’s no wonder really that he had been one of the first billed actors for the new harry potter movie Fantastic Beasts. May be that’s why director David Yates relies heavily on Redmayne. In this movie Newt Scamander, the character he is going to play, is a magi zoologist who wrote the Hogwarts school textbook.
While people may strike their disappointments about Daniel Radcliffe not making an appearance in the film, Warner Bros is already searching for a new face for female lead ‘Modesty’ for the movie. The news is that they are searching for a girl aged between 8 to 12 years old. The role of Modesty gives us a bit of an impression of Luna Lovegood character that was in the Harry Potter books, however, Modesty is much more serious and definitely the female lead. This role is of a haunted girl who possesses the ability to see deep into people and understand them. There’s already a huge female population ready to audition for this role as this call seems so much like the one called for the role of Hermione Granger in the HP films.
While there’s certainly plenty of promise for the role of the female lead, let’s see if the new face will be as popular as Emma Watson. The character Hermione, which was played by Emma Watson, has gained a special place in people’s heart. So it will be quite difficult for a new character to achieve similar success. But still there is a possibility for modesty to establish a strong place in the fan’s world as it seems to be quite an interesting character.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the book JK Rowling published in 2001.
Source: E! Online