'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Adds Dan Fogler

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Dan Fogler

Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol are starring in the Warner Bros. film.

Tony winner Dan Fogler has joined the cast of the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol have all been cast in the film, which centers on the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Redmayne) among New York's secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Fogler will play Jacob, a nonmagical person whom Newt befriends while on his adventure in New York.

David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, will helm the project, which has a screenplay by Potter author J.K. Rowling. The script is taking its cues from Newt Scamander’s Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Potter producer David Heyman is back as producer, this time accompanied by Rowling. Steve Kloves, who wrote seven out of the eight Potter movies, and Lionel Wigram are also producing. The film is set for release on Nov. 18, 2016.

Fogler won a Tony Award for his work in the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  He most recently starred on the television series Secrets and Lies, and he's had guest and recurring roles on TV series The Good Wife, The Goldbergs and Hannibal

On the film side, his recent credits include Barely Lethal and Europa Report, and he also lent his voice to the animated films Horton Hears a Who, Kung Fu Panda and Free Birds. He’s repped by UTA, Management 360 and Frankfurt Kurnit.

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