Harry Potter Spinoff officially casts Dan Foger; Casting call for role of Modesty happening July 18
The search for the perfect Modesty will soon begin as auditions are to be held for a role in Harry Potter Spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Young girls are encouraged to try their luck and be part of the world of magic and spells.
One might not have been lucky enough to join the cast of Harry Potter but young girls aged 8 to 12 now have a chance to fulfil their dream as Warner Bros. will soon open casting call at 9 am at Excel Center in London on Saturday, July 18. The role that needs a young actress is the character of Modesty. According to the studio, "Modesty is a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them."
The chosen girl will join the star-studded cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, as well as Dan Fogler who is the recent addition to the cast.
The story will be set 70 years before Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasly's story in Hogwarts start. It will be focused on Newt Scamander, to be played by Redmayne, who is a "magizoologist", who travels the secret community of wizards and witches in New York.
The book's author, J.K. Rowling, who will also serve as the movie's script writer, talked about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in her Facebook page in 2013 saying: "Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.
"The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets under way."
The Harry Potter Spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is set to be directed by David Yates, who also helmed the most recent Potter movies. It hits theaters on November 18, 2016.