Jude Law, who will bring young Albus Dumbledore to life in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, revealed in an interview to Entertainment Today that he spent an afternoon with J.K. Rowling to prepare himself for the character.
“Do you know what I did? I sat in a room for an afternoon with J.K. Rowling, and I listened to her extraordinary words of wisdom,” Law said o the Harry Potter scribe. “She was kind enough to share with me the whole backstory and her future hopes for this young character of Dumbledore and really that set me on the path. I just did what the writer said.”
Written by J. K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald premiers in November 16, 2018. The sequel takes place in New York, London and Paris, with references to the Harry Potter stories. Few months after being captured, Grindelwald has a dramatic escape from MACUSA and conquers followers to his witch supremacy cause. With help from the magizoologist Newt Scamander, the only one who can stop him is Albus Dumbledore, a Hogwarts professor. In an age increasingly darker in the Wizarding World, the characters will face danger and test their loyalty.