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ALFONSO CUARON MAY DIRECT HARRY POTTER SPIN-OFF

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron may be heading back to the Harry Potter universe.

According to Deadline, the 52-year-old is in "deep talks" to direct Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, a spin-off slated for a November 2016 release.

Cuaron's Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban is considered by many as a high point - if not the best film - in the Potter franchise.

Potter author J. K. Rowling is writing the script, which is based on a textbook that Hogwarts students use. The film is planned as the first in a new trilogy, set 70 years before the Harry Potter series.