Beastly Newt role for Eddie
Eddie Redmayne is in talks to take on the starring role in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Oscar winner (pictured right) is Warner Bros’ first choice to play wizard Newt Scamander in the 1920s New York-set prequel, due for release in November 2016.
Sticking with Academy Award-winning talent, Anne Hathaway has signed on to star in Colossal, the latest work by Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes).
The bizarre-sounding plot involves a mind being connected to a giant lizard on the rampage in Tokyo.