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Johnny Depp to join JK's Fantastic Beasts franchise

Johnny Depp is about to enter a world of magic, with a secretive cameo role in JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

A Warner Bros representative said Depp would appear in a cameo in the first film, which opens on November 18, and then have a bigger role alongside star Eddie Redmayne in the sequel in 2018.

Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them is based on Rowling's book of the same name and set 60 years earlier than Harry Potter, in 1926 New York.

There are five films planned in the Warner Bros franchise.

Depp is no stranger to franchises, having led both the live-action Alice films and Pirates Of The Caribbean, both for Disney.

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