Sudol will play Queenie, the younger sister of Tina, who runs into Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.
Sudol was among a group of girls who recently tested for the part along with Katherine Waterston, who has been tapped for the role of Tina. Warner Bros. has also met with Josh Gad and John Krasinski for the character of Jacob. The studio is expected to make a decision in the next few days on who will round out the cast.
Sudol, who’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Atlas Artists, is known for her musical career as a singer-songwriter with the band A Fine Frenzy. She has devoted more time to her acting career over the past year, most recently appearing in the USA drama series “Dig” and Amazon show “Transparent.”
David Yates is directing from a script by J.K. Rowling, who’s making her screenwriting debut.
Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Scamander. Scamander is described as a “magiczoologist,” someone who studies magical creatures.
The film is set to bow on November 18, 2016.