According to a new update from Variety, Eddie Redmayne has officially been offered the lead role in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Just last week, we talked about the possibility of J.K. Rowling having finished writing the script of the Harry Potter spinoff, and the new report confirms our suspicion. The source says that the author has delivered a script and that Redmayne “is very happy with what he has read,” which has prompted the studio to make a formal offer to the Oscar winning actor.

Last month, the same publication leaked the news about Eddie being Warner Bros’ top choice for the role.

The script penned by Rowling will be the first in a planned trilogy inspired by Harry Potter’s schoolbook of the same name. The original story will follow Newt Scamander, the magizoologist who wrote the book. At the time of the original announcement back in 2013, J.K. explained: “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the ‘Harry Potter’ series but an extension of the wizarding world.”

Variety states that, besides Scamandar, there are four other main roles that the studio is currently looking to cast. They go on to say that director David Yates and the studio were expected to meet next week for the two female leads, but first wanted to make sure Redmayne was locked up.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released on November 18, 2016.

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