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Eddie Redmayne is officially joining the Harry Potter family!
After months of speculation surrounding whether or not the Oscar winner is going to be cast in the upcoming prequel, E! News confirms that Redmayne has signed on for Warner Bros.' Future Beasts and Where to Find Them.
"Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," Warner Bros. Pictures' President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in a statement.
"We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."