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Northern Irish actress Jenn Murray has been cast in one of the film’s leading parts, according to TheWrap.
Jenn’s past acting credits include the title role in the horror film ‘Dorothy Mills’, a stint in the TV show ‘Truckers’ and, of course, the mandatory appearance in ‘The Bill’.
Jenn Murray in 'Dorothy Mills'
She’ll be joining Katherine Waterston and Eddie Redmayne, who has been given the leading role of magic zoologist Newt Scamander.
The film, set 70 years before the events of the ‘Harry Potter’ series, follows Newt on his travels to New York, in pursuit of magical creatures.
It was reported earlier this week that Colin Farrell would also be appearing in ‘Fantastic Beasts’, playing a wizard named Graves.
The film will see author JK Rowling making her screenwriting debut, while David Yates - who directed the final four ‘Harry Potter’ films - will also be returning at the helm of the new project.
The original book ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ was first mentioned in the ‘Harry Potter’ novel, ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’, and was later released as a separate companion book in 2001, with some of the proceeds going to help Comic Relief.
‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ is currently slated for release on 18 November 2016.