The Harry Potter spin-off has added its female lead character: Katherine Waterston (Boardwalk Empire, Puro vicio) will be playing the character Tina. Waterston will lead the trilogy next to Eddie Redmayne, who will play Newt Scamander.
In the story, Tina (short for Porpentina) is a witch who practices her magic in America. She meets Newt in New York, a young boy in his quest to document magical creatures.
On another note, production for the first movie is due to start later this year. The director will be David Yates (who directed he last four films for Harry Potter) while the screenplay has been written by J K Rowling herself. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set for release on November 18th 2016.