Date: 16th June 2015
Katherine Waterston has been cast as the female lead in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Inherent Vice actress joins Eddie Redmayne - who was recently cast in the role of Newt Scamander - in the Harry Potter prequel.
Waterston will play US witch Porpentina in the movie, which is set in New York around 70 years before Harry's story commences.
It will be directed by David Yates, who also directed the last four Harry Potter films, and produced by Harry Potter regular David Heyman.
Source: Press Release