Jude law to Play Young Dumbledore in ‘FANTASTIC BEASTS 2’
Jude Law will play Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming FANTASTIC BEASTS 2.
In the much anticipated film, Law will play Dumbledore long before he became the Headmaster of Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizard are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.
J.K Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on the global hit Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, will return to provide the script for the second film. The story moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt Scamander and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.
Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures said:
“As fans ourselves, we are thrilled to have Jude Law joining the FANTASTIC BEASTS cast, playing a character so universally adored. Jude has been a member of the Warner Bros. family for years and we’re excited to embark on this new adventure with him.”
Director David Yates said:
“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.”
Principal photography begins this summer on the sequel, which will once again be directed by Yates, who previously directed the final four Harry Potter films, as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The film also reunites producers David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Klves, and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen executive produce.
Fantastic Beasts 2 hits theaters on November 16, 2018.
Law can be seen next in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and currently stars in the HBO series The Young Pope.