Katherine Waterston Joins Fantastic Beasts

From Inherent Vice to magical life

Katherine Waterston Joins Fantastic Beasts

by James White |
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She sizzled and stole scenes in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice earlier this year, and the role won her plenty of attention from other filmmakers. She’s now joining the cast of Harry Potter spin-off **Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them{ =nofollow}.

Regular Potter director David Yates is launching what Warners already plans as a new trilogy, adapted by J.K. Rowling herself from her book. Eddie Redmayne is starring as Newt Scamander, who plies his trade as a magizoologist around the world, and visits New York in the first adventure. The story takes place roughly 70 years before Harry and the rest have their tangle with the dark forces of Voldemort.

Waterston has scored the plum role of a witch named Tina, AKA Porpentina, who works in the States. Yates is still looking to lock several other main roles including Queenie, Tina’s younger sister and Jacob, one of Newt’s rivals. The movie will be out here on November 18 next year. As for Waterston, she’ll next be seen in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, with the film about the Apple man headed to the UK on November 13.

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