Katherine Waterston has officially been cast as Porpentina, Newt Scamander’s future wife, in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts trilogy.
“Katherine Waterston is a rising star, who was a revelation in our film Inherent Vice, earning the praise of both critics and audiences,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production. “We are thrilled to have her back in the Warner Bros. family, especially in one of our most anticipated titles for 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
You can find her IMDB page here.
There are two remaining lead roles to be cast – Queenie, Tina’s younger sister, and Jacob, a rival of Newt. Filming is due to begin this August.