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Jude Law joins 'Fantastic Beasts 2' as young Dumbledore

Law becomes third actor to play the legendary 'Harry Potter' wizard

By: Ben Gourlay from Apr 12, 2017 @ 18:52 CDT

As Warner Brothers continues the 'Harry Potter' franchise with 'Fantastic Beasts' which launched late last year, the studio has today announced who'll play a younger version of the veteran Hogwarts Professor Dumbledore.


According to Variety's exclusive, Jude Law will become the third actor to portray Dumbledore, behind Richard Harris and Michael Gambon. Director David Yates released a statement saying that "Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I'm looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life."

Law will join returning star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, alongside Johnny Depp who plays the the villain Grindelwald. 'Fantastic Beasts 2' is set to hit cinemas worldwide next November.

NEWS SOURCES:variety.com

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