Fantastic Beasts actress Katherine Waterston joining Amundsen in epic biopic

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Katherine Waterston is switching one period-set movie for another, taking on the role of Bess Magdis in Amundsen.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fans will recognize Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein in the franchise. She’ll also reprise her role in the sequel, set for release later this year. However, she’s now switching one period-set production for another, as she takes on the role of Bess Magdis in the upcoming epic biopic on Roald Amundsen.

Amundsen is known as the Arctic traveler who beat Robert Scott to the South Pole. However, there’s a deeper story behind the legend, and that’s what the biopic will go into. Bess was Amundsen’s last love and this movie is a chance to explore what it meant to love a man with the lifelong goal of reaching the South Pole first.

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It’s not easy finding information about the real woman in Amundsen’s life. To be honest, much of Amundsen’s life is unknown. It took the team of researchers four years to find out everything they could for this movie biopic into the man behind the legend. This isn’t just about the plan to reach the Arctic but also about his troubled relationship with his brother and the other relationships and people in his life who helped shape him into the man he became. It’s a look at all the secret affairs and his private life.

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Very little has been released about Waterston’s role in the movie, except the title of her character. The movie is set for release early next year.

Before that, you can catch her in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, where she takes on the role of Tina once more.

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How much do you know of Roald Amundsen? Are you interested in the movie and Waterston’s role? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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