'Doctor Who' Matt Smith To Play Newt Scamander [POLL]? Rumored Casting For 'Fantastic Beasts' [VIDEO]

Doctor Who's Matt Smith has gone from Time Lords, to zombies, to Terminators, and the Brit may soon land firmly in the world of Harry Potter.

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Smith is currently a contender for the lead role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to The Sun (via MTV). Formerly the Eleventh Doctor (see video below), Smith could soon become magizoologist Newt Scamander.

The author of Potter's schoolbook will start his story in 1920s New York City. Penned by JK Rowling herself, the new story will kick off trilogy starting in 2016.

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"Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen 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," Rowling previously explained. "The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's gets underway."

Fantastic Beasts is set to begin filming this summer under the direction of David Yeats, according to IGN.

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