Eddie Redmayne Comments On His Casting

In an interview with the Evening Standard last night while attending a VIP dinner, Eddie Redmayne made his first comment about being cast in Fantastic Beasts:

He said: “I’m hugely excited, JK Rowling’s a genius, I am so thrilled to be a part of it but I can’t say a single word beyond that…I’ve always loved that world and I feel thrilled to be invited into it.”

“I have been in New York for a few days, I’ve just finished a film about three weeks ago and it’s the first time in a long while that Hannah and I have had a moment of freedom, so we’ve been on holiday recently…I’m sort of gently starting work on this new film. So getting stuck in, but also it’s slightly more gentle after the, a bit of sort of gentle downtime.”

The first movie is due to be released November 18th next year so shooting will likely begin soon.