“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as a magizoologist in this Harry Potter spin-off directed by David Yates, who also helmed the last four Hogworts blockbusters.
The story is set in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident … were it not for an American Muggle named Jacob. The escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts could spell trouble for both the wizarding and Muggle worlds.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook of the same name which was written by her character, Newt Scamander.
The film also stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina.
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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is being filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which was home to the “Harry Potter” films, the top-grossing franchise of all time. Some scenes were also shot on location in Liverpool, England.
The Warner Bros. movie is set for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in November 18, 2016.
–Source: Warner Bros. Pictures