Harry Potter director David Yates is returning to the magical world created by J.K. Rowling for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Rowling’s screenplay promises a familiar, yet new journey for Potter fans, with Eddie Redmayne set to star as Newt Scamander.
Now it looks like we have our leading female role in sight, with Alison Sudol apparently at the very front of the list.
Sudol can be seen on the shows Dig and Transparent and she’s also a musician of some sorts.
Hopefully we’ll get confirmation soon.
Sources tell Variety that Alison Sudol is the choice for the role of Queenie, the younger sister of Tina, who runs into Newt Scamander (Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.
It is unknown where things stand in the negotiations, but sources add that Sudol has been Yates’ favorite for some time. The director hasn’t met with any other actress for the role following Sudol’s original test.
Source : Variety