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Zoe Kravitz Confirmed To Star In Harry Potter Spin-Off Movie

Racists, eat your heart out! (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set 70 years before Harry Potter.)

All of the Harry Potter enthusiasts who had so much to say about the black Hermione are gonna have a heart attack with this one— and I love it. Zoe Kravitz will be in the upcoming Harry Potter series spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—and her role is rumored to be rather important.

The screenplay was - of course - written by J.K. Rowland, and it follows a magizoologist (a person who studies magical creatures) in a 1926 New York setting. This magizoologist "ventures into a secret community of witches and wizards as he attempts to document magical creatures," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The magizoologist's book winds up being used at Hogwarts, 70 years before Harry Potter was born.

Kravitz reportedly joined the cast after filming had already begun, but the Hollywood Reporter says that her role will be very significant. Reportedly, the sequel will follow her lead: Warner Bros. already confirmed November 16, 2018 for the follow-up release date. The first is set to be in theaters this year, November 18. 

The new series star Eddie Redmayne as the lead, with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol supporting. And these films, just as the Harry Potter series will also remain to be directed by David Yates.

The news is also pretty interesting, given how badass of a clapback Rowling gave to the racist fans who always cry foul when a person of color takes on a role. #Girlpower!

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