Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning and Kate Upton are among the actresses allegedly vying to star alongside Eddie Redmayne in FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM!
Now that Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander, the lead role in JK Rowling’s FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, casting is turning to the female leads. According to Indie Wire, Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, and Kate Upton are among the familiar faces in contention for female roles.
There are two major female roles that the films are reportedly trying to account for: Tina and Queenie. We don’t know much about the characters yet, but we do have some scoop on who’s being courted for the roles!
Saoirse Ronan (ATONEMENT, THE HOST), Dakota Fanning (THE TWILIGHT SAGA, WAR OF THE WORLDS), Lili Simmons (HAWAII FIVE-O, TRUE DETECTIVE), and Alison Sudol (TRANSPARENT, DIG) are being considered for Tina.
For Queenie, Warner Bros is looking at Kate Upton (THE OTHER WOMAN), Katherine Waterston (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, INHERENT VICE), and Elizabeth Debicki (THE GREAT GATSBY, MACBETH) at the moment.
Indie Wire also reports that Newt will have a nemesis named Jacob– who may come in the form of Steve Zissis (TOGETHERNESS), Zack Pearlman (MULANEY), or Dan Fogler (SECRETS AND LIES), if these casting rumors stand!