Date: 13th April 2017
Jude Law has been cast to play the young Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" sequel, Warner Bros. Announced Wednesday. Law will portray Dumbledore long before he became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, when he was still serving as the wizarding school's Transfiguration professor.
Principal photography is set to begin this summer on the sequel directed by David Yates, who previously helmed the final four "Harry Potter" movies as well as "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." David Heyman, J.K Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram produce, while Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen are serving as executive producers.
Source: Press Release