Jon Voight joins cast of Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

fantastic beasts jon voight
Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Another big name has signed on for the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The most recent addition is Jon Voight, reports THR, with Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo joining the cast as well.

The film centers on the travels of magi-zoologist Newt Scamander, whom fans of the book series may recognize as the author of a fictional textbook on magical creatures used by Hogwarts students. (Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling after completing the Harry Potter series wrote the book herself under Scamander’s name.) The film, which is currently shooting in England, follows the expert (played by Eddie Redmayne) as he encounters various magical species, as well as people, in different parts of the world.

No information has been released about the characters that will be played by the three latest actors to join, but they could very well be some of the wizards and muggles that Scamander meets on his journey. Colin Farrell has already been confirmed as one such character. Other members of the cast include Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, and Samantha Morton.

Voight is well known for a lengthy movie career, which has garnered four Academy Award nominations (with one win) and several Golden Globes. He currently appears on the Showtime series Ray Donovan. Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo also have a hefty amount of acting work under their belts; Chan stars in Humans, a USA sci-fi thriller, and Ejogo most recently portrayed Coretta Scott King in Selma.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is being written by Rowling, who also serves as a producer. She’s joined by fellow producers and Harry Potter vets David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. Meanwhile, David Yates, director of three Harry Potter installments, helms the film.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is expected to hit theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.

Movies & TV

After Avengers: Endgame, what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Here's what we know so far about the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame, from rumors and speculation about Phase 4 of the MCU to confirmed facts, films, and television shows.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Netflix in March, from Buster Scruggs to Roma

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (April 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

New trailer for Hobbs & Shaw introduces Idris Elba’s Black Superman

A new trailer for Fast & Furious franchise spinoff Hobbs & Shaw has arrived and it ups the ante with even more crazy action featuring stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, as well as new addition Idris Elba.
Movies & TV

Marvel releases more footage from Avengers: Endgame in latest TV ad

The events of Avengers: Infinity War changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some big ways and left fans wondering how its heroes can possibly recover. Here's everything we know about Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to Infinity War.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Deals

Stream UFC Fight Night St. Petersburg: Overeem vs. Oleynik with ESPN Plus

This Saturday, veteran UFC heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Alexey Oleynik are going toe to toe in the octagon for UFC Fight Night 149. If you’re looking for a way to watch it online, then ESPN Plus is where you’ll find it.
Podcasts

Avengers aftermath: From The Eternals to The Boys, things are about to get weird

On this week's show, we'll take a deep dive into what's coming after Avengers: Endgame. Sure, it's probably going to be the biggest movie ever, but what about Marvel/Disney's Phase 4? We'll tell you why The Eternals may be a big part of it.
Movies & TV

Clip from John Wick: Chapter 3 confirms the dog is totally fine

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, the third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Movies & TV

Netflix vs. Hulu: Which streaming service is right for you?

Netflix and Hulu are two of the biggest names in streaming entertainment. Our guide will help you decide which streaming service has the content you want and the best value for your limited budget.
Deals

No cable? No problem: Here’s how you can watch UFC fights online

Cord cutting is a great way to save money, but watching sports online can be tricky due to restrictions. If you want to stream UFC, the world’s biggest MMA promoter has joined with ESPN to bring the action online. Here's how to watch.
Deals

How to watch the Top Rank Boxing: Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan PPV with ESPN Plus

This Saturday, welterweight champion Terence Crawford will defend his title against former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan at Madison Square Garden. Here's how you can watch this highly anticipated pay-per-view event.
Movies & TV

Best new podcasts: The Ballad of Billy Balls, Decomposed, and more

Feel like you’re drowning in podcasts? In this weekly series, we’ll help you pick out the best of the new and returning shows. This week’s picks include a punk love story, disappearing referees, gun court, and intriguing tales from…
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: Avengers: Endgame, Child’s Play, and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. We round up the best ones for you. This week, it's Avengers: Endgame, a Child's Play reboot, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and a terrifying gothic mystery.