A franchise like "Harry Potter" couldn’t just be laid to rest after all the books were turned into movies. And sure enough J.K. Rowling has created a script called "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" for Warner Bros, and Colin Farrell has been tapped for a starring role.

So what’s all this about? According to the Hollywood Reporter: “Farrell will play Graves, a wizard that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) meets in New York. The story centers on Newt's adventures in the secret community of witches and wizards as he attempts to document magical creatures. The events of “Fantastic Beasts” take place 70 years before Harry Potter reads Newt's book in school.”

This year’s Best Actor winner Redmayne will lead the cast. The finished product will be released next November during the busy Thanksgiving season.

Farrell is currently on our screens in “True Detective” season two. He will take on the role of Graves, a wizard, who will mean up with Scamander in New York. The movie will also star Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Dan Fogler.

This could be first in a potential series of movies. JK Rowling has written the script based on her own very short novel and “Harry Potter” director David Yates is back on board.

We wait with bated breath. Let the hype commence.

 

Colin Farrell photographed in Cannes.