Fans of the “Harry Potter” universe might praise how immersive J.K. Rowling’s writing is, but now they have the opportunity to literally immerse themselves in the storytelling process.
On Tuesday, Pottermore announced that Warner Bros. Pictures will hold a casting call for five roles in the next “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” film. The parts aren’t just for extras; they include the teenage versions of Albus Dumbledore, Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange and Gellert Grindelwald. The parts are for budding starlets between the ages of 13 and 18.
This isn’t the first time open casting calls have been held for significant roles in “Harry Potter” adaptations. Evanna Lynch ― who played Luna Lovegood ― earned the role in 2006, in spite of never having appeared in a film before.
According to Pottermore, the same standards apply here; the site notes that “No previous acting experience is necessary.”
Applications are open through June 20, and applicants will hear if there is interest within 14 days.