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

fantastic beasts jon voight
Helga Esteb /
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

It: Chapter Two trailer brings Pennywise back with plenty of nightmare fuel

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new, terrifying trailer for It: Chapter Two, the upcoming sequel to the 2017 film It. Both films are based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King.

Did your PS1 favorite make our list of the best PlayStation games?

Take a stroll down memory lane with the 50 best games ever released for the original PlayStation. From all-time classics like Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil 2 to quirky gems like PaRappa the Rapper, the PS1 had it all.
Movies & TV

Comic-Con 2019 preview: The biggest movie and TV panels you won’t want to miss

Even with more competition than ever, Comic-Con International is still one of the biggest pop culture events of the year. For the latest news about your favorite shows and movies, these are the biggest panels to follow.
Home Theater

Everything coming to Apple TV+ that we know about so far

Here's everything we know is coming to Apple TV+, Apple's subscription video service, which already has an impressive lineup of original series and films in the works from some of Hollywood's biggest names.
Movies & TV

Skip the sunshine this summer and watch the best shows on Hulu

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Home Theater

The best Dolby Atmos movies for your home theater, from Us to Infinity War

If you've got your hands on some sweet Dolby Atmos gear, the next step is to find films that take advantage of it. These are our picks in several genres for the best Dolby Atmos movies currently available on Blu-ray and streaming services.
Movies & TV

Hollywood has had a field day with the moon, but these are the films to watch

From a 1902 silent film to a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, these films celebrate everything that led to mankind setting foot on the surface of the moon. Check them out in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
Movies & TV

Top Gun: Maverick: Everything we know about the movie so far

The 1986 action drama Top Gun helped make Tom Cruise a superstar, and now he's returning to the role of hotshot pilot Pete Maverick Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick. Here's what we know about the movie so far.
Movies & TV

Edward Furlong, Terminator 2's John Connor, returns for Terminator: Dark Fate

The most recent Terminator films didn't do so well, but now James Cameron has returned to try and reinvigorate the franchise. Here's everything we know about the cast, crew, and story of the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate movie.
Movies & TV

Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con crowds with first Top Gun: Maverick trailer

Tom Cruise crashed Paramount's Terminator: Dark Fate panel to share the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, which explains what his character, ace pilot Pete Maverick Mitchell, has been up to for the past 30 years.
Home Theater

Stranger Things season 4: Here’s everything we know so far

After three wildly successful seasons of Stranger Things, everyone wants to know where Netflix will take the gang in season 4. Here's everything we know about the fourth season of Stranger Things so far.
Movies & TV

The 7 best TV episodes you can watch on YouTube for free

TV networks have made a habit of putting episodes from popular series on YouTube for free. From premium platforms like Showtime to experimental newcomers like Viceland, we compiled a few of the best episodes available on YouTube.
Movies & TV

Did I really watch that? Here's how to delete your Netflix viewing history

Everybody has some skeletons in their streaming closet, but you don't have to live with them if you don't want to. Learning how to delete your Netflix viewing history is easy, and we're here to help.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video and what’s leaving in August 2019

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all of the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in July and August, from new original series to classic films.