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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Conjures Jon Voight and More

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Conjures Jon Voight and More

With production already under way in England, the “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has added three more to its cast — including veteran actor Jon Voight.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s joined by Gemma Chan (“Humans,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”) and Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”). No details are known about their roles.

Directed by David Yates from a script by J.K. Rowling, “Fantastic Beasts” is set 70 years before the events of “Harry Potter,” with Eddie Redmayne starring as preeminent magizoologist Newt Scamander, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Planned as part of a trilogy, the film also stars Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Graves.

Fantastic Beasts” is set to open Nov. 18, 2016.

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