Alfonso Cuarón Reportedly in Talks For J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts'

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff, which just last weekend received a November 2016 release date from Warner Bros., already appears to be zeroing in on a director.

According to Nikki Finke, Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón is "deep in talks" for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a planned trilogy inspired by the Hogwarts textbook and the adventures of its fictitious author Newt Scamander. The film marks Rowling's screenwriting debut.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is of course no stranger to the world of Harry Potter, having helmed 2004's Prisoner of Azkaban before moving on to Children of Men and Gravity.

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