Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Casts Ron Perlman (Exclusive)

Eddie Redmayne is starring as Newt Scamander in the movie, with shooting already underway.
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Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros.' fantasy set in the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.  

The movie is currently shooting in England with Eddie Redmayne starring as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist. (The events of Fantastic Beasts take place 70 years before Harry Potter reads Scamander’s book in his wizarding school.)

Plot details were not revealed, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Perlman will play a goblin.

THR earlier this week revealed that Humans star Gemma Chan, Selma actress Carmen Ejogo and Jon Voight recently joined the cast.

Also on the roll call: Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler and Samantha Morton.

Perlman starred in all but the last season of FX’s Sons of Anarchy and also starred in the recent Amazon series Hand of God. The fan-favorite actor, known for starring in the Hellboy movies, was most recently seen in Roland Emmerich’s civil rights drama Stonewall.

He is repped by Gersh and LINK Entertainment.

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