Johnny Depp joins the sequel to J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' in a mystery role

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Johnny Depp is headed to the wizarding world. The actor has been cast in the sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” alongside Eddie Redmayne. 

Recently revealed as the first of a five-film series, “Fantastic Beasts” stars Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a British wizard and magizoologist...


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