If you’re a teenager who’s looking to start your Hollywood career, this might be it: Warner Bros. is looking for five new actors to play prominent roles in the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and everyone is free to apply (as long as you fit the requirements)!
According to Pottermore, the website dedicated to the Harry Potter series, the studio is looking for five actors to play the teenage versions of Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange, Albus Dumbledore, and Gellert Grindelwald. A fifth character is new and called Sebastian.
Warner Bros. is looking for actors between the ages of 13 and 16 for the roles of Scamander and Lestrange, and actors between 16 to 18 for the roles of Dumbledore and Grindelwald. There’s no word about Sebastian’s requirements.
It has been confirmed that Jude Law and Johnny Depp will be playing adult versions of Dumbledore and Grindelwald. Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kravitz played Scamander and Lestrange in the first film.
Those interested to apply must send a color photograph taken in the last two months, a phone number, address, and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org until June 20. Minors will need to have their applications processed by their parents. Those accepted will join filming from August to November 2017. All applicants must be able to work in the United Kingdom. The best part? No previous acting experience is necessary.
This is not the first time that Warner Bros. has organized an open casting call. Faith Wood-Blagrove, who played Modesty in the first Fantastic Beasts, Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in four Harry Potter films, and Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang in three, were discovered through casting calls.
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