Eddie Redmayne For Harry Potter Spin-Off Movie?
Star reported to be frontrunner for Fantastic Beasts project...
The first instalment of what is likely to become a new trilogy for Warner Bros will follow the adventures of "magizoologist" Newt Scamander in New York roughly 70 years before the era of the Harry Potter books.
JK Rowling has been working with the team behind the hugely successful Potter movies on the planned spin-off, with David Yates on board as director.
And The Wrap reports that the studio is keen to hire Redmayne after his best actor win at the Oscars for The Theory Of Everything.
Nicholas Hoult is also claimed to be in contention for the coveted role - though nothing has been officially confirmed.
The movie is due for release next November, so they'd better get a move on!