Celebrated actor of British origin, Jude Law, is all set to play the character of young Albus Dumbledore, who would become the venerable headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the later stage in the Harry Potter world.
Jude Law will portray the younger version of Professor Dumbledore much ahead of Harry Potter timeline in the upcoming sequel of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them based onJ K Rowling's novel.
David Yates is helming the direction of the movie, which is all set to be released next year. JK Rowling has written the screenplay of the Fantastic Beasts sequel, which has been set in a timeline 70 years earlier to Harry Potter world.
"We are thrilled to have Jude Law joining the 'Fantastic Beasts' cast, playing a character so universally adored," said the 'president and chief-content-officer-of-Warner-Bros.-Pictures.' Toby Emmerich.
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will bring back its characters and will be played by Eddie Redmayne, Alison Sudol, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler. The setting and location of the film will be in Paris and England.
"Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was. There are lots to unpack in that relationship," said author J K Rowling.
"You will see Dumbledore as a younger man and quite a troubled man. We'll see him at that formative period of his life," she added further.