Coin Farrell is set to join the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off slated for a November, 2016, release. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Farrell will be playing a wizard named Graves who crosses paths with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) somewhere in New York. Not much else is known about Farrell's role so far.
Fantastic Beasts is set to kick off a new Potter-universe franchise with J.K. Rowling handling the screenplays. The first movie will be set about 70 years before the events of the first Potter book and will explore the backstory of Scamander, the wizard who wrote the Hogwarts-approved magical textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.