Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in the Warner Bros. film.
Speaking for the first time about his role, he told The London Evening Standard Thursday that he is "hugely excited" to be involved. "I am so thrilled to be a part of it but I can't say a single word beyond that," the 33-year-old actor said. "I've always loved that world and I feel thrilled to be invited into it."
E! News confirmed his casting Monday. "Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," Warner Bros. Pictures' president of creative development and worldwide production, Greg Silverman, said in a statement. "We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."