Jude Law Joins The 'Fantastic Beasts' Cast

Jude Law has been roped in to play a young Albus Dumbledore in the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ sequel.

The 44-year-old actor will play a younger version of the Hogwarts headmaster in the movie, following in the footsteps of the late Richard Harris and Michael Gambon, who both played the older role in the Harry Potter series.

JK Rowling's Harry Potter website Pottermore published a statement.

"At this point in the story he is the wizarding school's Transfiguration professor and a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald - the Dark wizard we met in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, played by Johnny Depp," a statement continued.

"The stage is set for Dumbledore to make his presence known and returning director David Yates said: 'Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I've long admire and I'm looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him.

"I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Album Dumbledore as J.K Rowling reveals this very different time in his life."

The sequel to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ opens in theaters on November 16, 2018.

-Devashree Goenka