Although we’re still many months away from the film’s release, Warner Bros. have dropped yet another sneak peek at the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM with a first featurette.
The project, based on novel of the same and inspired by a textbook used by the students of Hogwarts, will be the first to feature author J.K. Rowling on screenwriting duties while assured hands can be found in franchise regular director David Yates.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM follows the early adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander, played by Oscar-winner Edddie Redmayne, as he finds himself mixed up in a New York mystery when attempting to document magical creatures.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens 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 a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Set for cinemas November 18, 2016, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM stars Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Gemma Chan, and Jon Voight.