Eddie Redmayne is supporting #BreakthroughBrits (x) - Callum Turner was a winner in 2014 (x)
In 2014, the second year of Breakthrough Brits, BAFTA's initiative celebrating and supporting emerging UK talent (in the first year Eddie was a jury member), 18 talented newcomers were selected by an expert jury panel. Callum Turner was among them. Variety revealed yesterday, that he's in talks to joins the Potter Universe as Newt's brother. We're waiting for the confirmation of the role he will play in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. We heard about Theseus Scamander - Newt's older brother, the WWI heroe - in the first film, but we don't know much about the family. It's possible, that Newt has a younger brother too, who's role would fit Callum better, because he's eight years younger than Eddie. I read speculations about a possible Theseus flashback too. Plot details are unknown at this time other than the film being set in Paris. Anyway, the resemblance is uncanny and the young actor is a 'natural' - as John Boorman described him - so I'm happy about this casting.
"MinaLima created a prop letter written by Theseus Scamander to his brother about Gellert Grindelwald’s escape
and the efforts to recapture him. The LEGO Dimensions stop-picture animation video of the movie has Theseus reading this letter aloud in voiceover to Newt who is seen reading it on his advent to New York City on an ocean
liner. The movie and “original screenplay” elected to cut this out and give us our Gellert Grindelwald introduction
“…Then there’s the wonderful young talent: the lovely and truly gifted Hayley Atwell playing our heroine, “Aliena” and Eddie Redmayne as our hero, “Jack”, who gives a performance of amazing depth and passion. I’ve been looking at footage regularly since Pillars went before the cameras in June 2009, and the cast is so good I can hardly believe it.” - from Ken Follett’s blog (October 2009)