Katherine Waterston cast as female lead in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Earlier this month, Eddie Redmayne was announced to playing the lead role, Newt Scamander, in the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now word has gotten out of the female lead to act alongside him.

Katherine WaterstonKatherine Waterston will portray Porpetina ‘Tina’ Scamander. Her character meets Newt in New York City and plays a major role in the film and I’d say within his life as well (like later marrying him for instance).

Some of Waterston’s previous film credits include Inherent Vice and Boardwalk Empire.

Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production, had this to say about Waterston’s casting, “Katherine Waterston is a rising star, who was a revelation in our film Inherent Vice, earning the praise of both critics and audiences. We are thrilled to have her back in the Warner Bros. family, especially in one of our most anticipated titles for 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Harry Potter’s own, J.K Rowling, will write the screenplay for the film and David Yates will be directing.
You can expect to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters November 18th, 2016. (I know what I’m doing for my birthday next year)

What do you think about Katherine Waterston being cast?