Any guesses who’s going to be JK Rowling’s new Albus Dumbledore? The Oscar and Academy award-nominated actor Jude Law will be playing the role in the Harry Potter spin off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them sequel.
Welcome to the Wizarding World family, Jude Law! https://t.co/axrt5P9fXP— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) April 12, 2017
In a statement, Director David Yates said, "Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I've long admired and I'm looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him.” Following in the footsteps of Richard Harris and Sir Michael Gambon, who have previously played Dumbledore on screen, Jude Law is the new member in the wizarding world family.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the news.
Me: Five Fantastic Beasts movies?— tessa (@sherlockify) April 12, 2017
Me: No, thanks.
Jude Law: *Cast as Dumbledore*
Me: God, I love Fantastic Beasts.
I'm uncomfortable with jude law being cast in fbawtft because I never wanted to thirst for dumbledore. I didn't ask for this.— ugh (@kritastic32) April 12, 2017
jude law is going to play the most beautiful dumbledore and that just opened up the Grindewald wound all over again— sandra westlund (@littleultron) April 12, 2017
The film is expected to be released in November 2018.
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