Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Begins Production

Warner Bros. today announced the start of production on Harry Potter spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Filming is taking place Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter movies.

Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything) as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Graves.

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling will make her screenwriting debut, with a script inspired by her character Newt Scamander’s Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The film is being produced by David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter film franchise; J.K. Rowling; Steve Kloves; and Lionel Wigram.

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