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Potter fans livid that Johnny Depp's been cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Speed News Desk | First published: 3 November 2016, 17:58 IST
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Alleged wife-beater and known human spitball, Johnny Depp has reportedly been cast in the prequel of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The series will be directed by David Yates, and marks the screenplay writing debut of JK Rowling. It's based on Rowling's book of the same name, which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Angry whiplash has followed this disclosure that Depp has a cameo in the upcoming film. Fans are livid that the 53-year-old, who was caught in a nasty domestic violence case with ex-wife Amber Heard, has been given a role in a franchise that stands for love, hope, friendship and family.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to release on 18 November and stars Eddie Redmayne as the main lead along with Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler.

Depp is reportedly portraying Gellert Grindelwald, the dark wizard who was tamed by former BFF Dumbledore after an epic battle. While the role seems apt for the former A-lister, Potterheads are not likely to back down from this fight.

First published: 3 November 2016, 17:58 IST
 
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