Your Kid Can Now Audition for the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Sequel!

There is no prior acting experience required to join the Wizarding World! The film is looking for five teens to play new roles in the upcoming film.
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If your kid has dreams of being the next Harry Potter, take note: Warner Bros. Pictures and the filmmakers behind the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel starring Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law are holding an open casting call for kids to play five new roles in the film, including teenage versions of Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange, Gellert Grindelwald, and Albus Dumbledore. And get this: No prior acting experience is required!

Here's what you need to know: The movie will go back in time to focus on the history of Dumbledore and Grindelwald's friendship, and so the filmmakers are looking for three actors between the ages of 13 and 16 to play young versions of Newt, Leta, and another character called Sebastian, as well as two actors between 16 and 18 to play the teen versions of Gellert and Albus.

To apply, send an email by Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at midnight GMT to that includes a color photo taken within the last two months, plus your phone number, address, and date of birth. Anyone younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian to send the application. Keep in mind that all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, and be available for filming between August and November 2017.

If the casting crew is interested in pursuing your application further, you'll hear back within 14 days of submission. But in the meantime, try not to stress it. Because like Newt himself would say, worrying means you'll suffer twice.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.


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