Originally reported in the UK tabloid The Sun, rumors are circulating that Matt Smith, most known for his role as the eleventh doctor in the Doctor Who series, is currently the top pick for the Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
Smith could play magizoologist Newt Scamander in the film adaptation of the J.K. Rowling novel, set 80 years before the “Harry Potter” series in New York. The book was first released in 2001.
“Fantastic Beasts” is being produced by David Heyman, directed by David Yates and screenplay by Rowling. The first film of the trilogy is expected to be in theaters on November 18. 2016.
The actor will be next seen in “Terminator: Genisys, ” which comes out July 1 and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”