Colin Farrell Cast in “Fantastic Beasts”

Earlier today, we were excited to announce that the role of Modesty in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been cast. Now, we have some more Fantastic Beasts news: Irish actor Colin Farrell will be joining the film!

ComingSoon.net reports that Farrell, whose recent work includes roles in Saving Mr. Banks and True Detective, will be playing a wizard named Graves, “a wizard [whom] Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) meets in New York.” No other information about the role has been given.

As always, we will continue to provide updates on Fantastic Beasts. For now, though, it looks like we will have to speculate on what role Graves will play in the film.

What do you think about Colin Farrell being cast? Any guesses as to what role Graves might have? Let us know in the comments!

  • With Indecent Haste

    Has anyone checked for a “Graves” amongst the chocolate frog cards on Pottermore?

    • Adriene Galindo

      He’s not on the chocolate frog cards and Newt also doesn’t seem to have any contemporaries by that name on the timeline.

  • Mike

    Great news! I think Colin Farrell is a brilliant actor.

  • Katelyn

    With a name like Graves, I imagine he’d be a zombie. 😉 If not, it’s certainly not a positive name, so he’s probably a dark character of some kind.

  • James Eyre

    I think he will play a dissipated, untrustworthy, and devilish cad of an American Wizard.