‘Fantastic Beasts’: Alison Sudol Joins Eddie Redmayne in ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

'Fantastic Beasts’: Alison Sudol Joins 'Harry

Alison Sudol will make her feature film debut in the “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

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.

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  1. Elle says:

    Oh look at all the white people. How exciting. /sarcasm. I mean the 20’s in America was so white. It’s not like the Harlem Renaissance happened at all.

  2. James says:

    Who gives a shit if there are all white or not? I’m black, stop making race an issue at every opportunity. It’s immature and distracts from real issues and problems.

    • Ana says:

      James – thank you SO much for saying that!!! It does so much damage to real race issues when petty people keep trivializing them, like Elle has above.

  3. nerdrage says:

    So is the cast going to be entirely white?

  4. Eric says:

    This something I didn’t see coming. Absolutely love Alison and I hope this means big things for her and A Fine Frenzy.

  5. A says:

    Based on those casting options is wager “Jacob” is a magical beast, ie VO & possibly mocap role

    • Jim says:

      I think this is going to be much lighter fare and Jacob won’t end up being a true villain, so the choices make sense. I don’t think it’s a beast/mocap role, just a rival of Newt

      • A says:

        I just meant since Gad and Krasinski are such different types it’s interesting to see them in consideration for the same role, which led me to believe it would be mocap since casting isn’t going off a certain “look”. They just announced dan fogler (much more in Gad’s type) in this role and it looks like it’s not VO after all.

    • A says:

      **i’d wager

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