The ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ actor and future ‘The Flash’ super hero is in early negotiations to star in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’
If the signals says go, he will play the role of Jacob, the secondary male lead opposite to Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander. Redmayne’s role is a magizoologist who travels to New York City to find and document magical creatures.
Warner Bros is doing a very good job in keeping the characters’ details under wraps. The movie is inspired from the book by J.K. Rowling who made the ‘Harry Potter’ series. It isn’t really a novel but a book about the fictional monsters in the series.
Another actor to play another significant role in the movie is Katherine Waterston who will play an American witch named Porpentina Scamander.
David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, will direct this film.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter