True Detective Season 2 star Colin Farrell is getting ready to head to Hogwarts… kinda.
The Irish A-lister has officially joined the cast of the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Alongside Farrell, the spinoff will also star Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice).
Fantastic Beasts in set 70 years prior to the Harry Potter films and tells the story of Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his adventures through the secret world of witches and wizards as he compiles a book on magical animals – which will later be used by Harry and his classmates at Hogwarts. Farrell will play a character named Graves who meets Newt while in New York.
Harry Potter super director David Yates will be returning to direct along with J.K. Rowling, who will be writing the script.
Potter producer David Heyman is also back – this time accompanied by Rowling, Steve Kloves (who wrote 7 out of the 8 Potter film) and Lionel Wigram, all of whom will co-produce.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set for release on Nov. 18, 2016.