On June 26, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is published.
J.K. Rowling had faced dozens of rejections before the book was finally picked up, in August of 1996.
The book would launch the writing career of Rowling as she continued the series into seven books.
Those books would help inspire a new desire to read, renew publisher’s interest in producing children’s fiction, and bring wizardry fully into the nerd world.
They would also span a series of movies that would introduce previously unknown children actors who would then continue on to be some of the top stars.
Warner Brothers has announced an open casting call for the Fantastic Beasts sequel.
Five roles are going to be decided this way.
Those five roles are the teenaged versions of Albums Dumbledore, Gellert Grindelwald, Leta Lestrange, Newt Scamander, and a new character named Sebastian.
According to the studio, Leta, Newt, and Sebastian must be between the ages of 13 and 16.
Dumbledore and Grindelwald will be between 16 and 18.
To apply for the Fantastic Beasts open casting call, email email@example.com with a recent colour photograph, (i.e., taken within the last two months), contact telephone number, your home address and date of birth. Anyone under 18 must ask a parent or guardian to send the application.
No previous acting experience is necessary, but applicants need to be eligible to work in the UK (meaning they must be a UK, Irish or EU passport holder), and be available for filming between August and November 2017.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at midnight GMT. If there is interest in pursuing an application further, the applicant will hear back within 14 days of their original submission. While every applicant will be considered, only those passing the initial consideration round will be contacted.
Big news from the Harry Potter universe today.
Jude Law has been cast as young Dumbledore.
He is set to appear as the future Hogwarts headmaster, in Fantastic Beasts 2.
Dumbledore is also likely to at least make continued appearances in the series, of which there are already at least five movies planned.
Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them 2 is set for release on November 16, 2018.