Eddie Redmayne will return to the sequel as Scamander. Jude Law is on board to play young Dumbledore, and Johnny Depp is attached to play Grindelwald. David Yates is returning to direct.
Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” has also written the script for the second installment. The film is set in an increasingly dark time for the Wizarding World where Newt Scamander and company have to decide on their allegiances.
Plot details are unknown at this time other than the film being set in Paris.
The first movie in the planned five-part “Fantastic Beasts” series grossed more than $813 million at the box office.
The sequel, which begins production this summer, also reunites producers Rowling,