Thousands queue to join Eddie Redmayne in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts

Thousands of young girls flocked to London with magical aspirations hoping to star in a Harry Potter spin-off film.

JK Rowling tweeted her excitement as the open auditions for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them kicked off at the ExCel centre in London earlier today.

Budding actresses queued for hours for the chance to star as the character Modesty in the Fantastic Beasts Potter spin-off.

Rowling posted: “I’m so looking forward to meeting our Modesty!”

The open auditions have attracted scores of young girls between eight and 12 hoping to be the chosen for the role of Modesty, described in the casting call as a “haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness”.

The film, set 70 years before the Potter saga, is based on a Hogwarts textbook of the same name.

But of course, out of the thousands of young hopefuls, there can only be one.

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