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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

16 Nov 20164 stars

David Yates revisits the Harry Potter universe for a thrilling, suitably magical spin-off starring Eddie Redmayne

You can imagine Rubeus Hagrid and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) being best friends had they been born in the same era, such is their infectious affection for the weird and wonderful creatures to be found in the magical realm. In her debut screenplay…

Eddie Redmayne 'grilled' JK Rowling on Fantastic role

14 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Eddie Redmayne "grilled" J.K. Rowling about his character in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' when he got to meet the author. The 34-year-old actor plays Newt Scamander in the upcoming 'Harry Potter' spin-off movie and one day director David…

Zoe Kravitz to star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

11 Aug 2016

Film gossip

Zoe Kravitz will star in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The Warner Bros film is a spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise and the 27-year-old actress-and-model will be joining Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell…

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel gets release date

8 Aug 2016

Film gossip

A sequel to 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' will be released in November 2018. The fantasy film - which is penned by J. K. Rowling and stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander - has got a release date for its second instalment. A statement…

Jenn Murray: Eddie Redmayne makes acting 'look easy'

26 May 2016

Film gossip

Eddie Redmayne makes acting "look easy". The 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' actor's co-star Jenn Murray can't believe how effortless the 34-year-old star is when he's on set. Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the premiere of 'Love…

Eddie Redmayne has 'heart and compassion'

15 Mar 2016

Film gossip

Eddie Redmayne was cast in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' because he can bring "heart and compassion" to his characters. The 33-year-old actor portrays magizoologist Newt Scamander in the upcoming 'Harry Potter' spin-off and was the first…

JK Rowling: Fantastic Beasts will be a trilogy

2 Mar 2016

Film gossip

J.K Rowling has announced 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is the first movie in a trilogy. The author of the 'Harry Potter' series of books which became a worldwide hit when they were adapted for the big screen, has revealed that the…

Daniel Radcliffe excited about Potter spin-off

21 Nov 2015

Film gossip

Daniel Radcliffe will be "first in the queue" to see 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'. The 26-year-old actor is excited at the thought of the 'Harry Potter' spin-off - which stars Eddie Redmayne - but is pleased he isn't going to be a part…

Colin Farrell cast in Harry Potter spin-off?

6 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Colin Farrell has reportedly been cast in the Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The 39-year-old actor - who's currently starring in the HBO series 'True Detective' - has been added to the star-studded line-up for…

JK Rowling seeks young actress for Harry Potter spin-off

14 Jul 2015

Film gossip

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros are looking for a young girl to star in 'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' as Modesty. The lucky actress will star alongside 'The Theory of Everything' actor, Eddie Redmayne for what is set…

Ezra Miller 'in talks for Harry Potter spin-off'

26 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Ezra Miller is reportedly in talks over a role in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off. The 22-year-old actor - who starred as the title character in 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' - is wanted to assume the role of Kredan in Warner Bros.' 'Fantastic Beasts and…

Katherine Waterston cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

16 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Katherine Waterston has been cast as the female lead in the 'Harry Potter' sequel. The 35-year-old actress - who featured in the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed movie 'Inherent Vice' last year - is set to star in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find…

JK Rowling reveals US version of Hogwarts

9 Jun 2015

Film gossip

J.K. Rowling has hinted a US version of Hogwarts will feature in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The 'Harry Potter' author is currently penning the screenplay for the spin-off movie and has teased an American wizarding school may be…

Eddie Redmayne confirmed for Harry Potter spin-off

2 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Eddie Redmayne will take on the lead role in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. Warner Brothers have confirmed the 'Theory of Everything' star will play Newt Scamander, "the Wizarding World's preeminent magizoologist" in the hotly-anticipated…

Eddie Redmayne for lead role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

13 May 2015

Film gossip

Eddie Redmayne has reportedly been offered the role of Newt Scamander in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. Last month it was reported the 33-year-old actor was in talks to feature in the 'Harry Potter' spinoff film, and Variety has now…

Eddie Redmayne eyed for Harry Potter spin-off movie

12 Apr 2015

Film gossip

Eddie Redmayne is being eyed to play the lead role in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The Oscar-winning star, who's best known for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything', is the…

J. K. Rowling writes 'wonderful' script for Potter spin-off

24 Nov 2014

Film gossip

J.K. Rowling has written a "wonderful script" for the Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The 49-year-old author's latest offering - which is set in New York, 70 years before Harry and his wizard friends arrive at…

David Yates in talks for Harry Potter spin-off

22 Aug 2014

Film gossip

David Yates is in talks to direct 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The 50-year-old filmmaker - who helmed four of the 'Harry Potter' movies, including the final two - is said to be Warner Bros. top choice to helm at least the first in their…

Fantastic Beasts to be filmed in England

4 Jul 2014

Film gossip

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will be filmed at the same location as 'Harry Potter'. Warner Bros. will shoot the film adaptation of the novel by author J.K. Rowling at its Warner Studios in Leavesden, southeast England, where all seven of…

Harry Potter spin-off tipped for November 2016 release

14 May 2014

Film gossip

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will be released on November 18, 2016. The book which was published in 2001, billed as one of Potter's Hogwarts textbooks, will be adapted by Warner Bros. and set years…

Harry Potter spinoff set for movie trilogy

31 Mar 2014

Film gossip

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will be turned into a movie trilogy. The book which was published in 2001, billed as one of Potter's Hogwarts textbooks, will be adapted by Warner Bros. and set years…

Daniel Radcliffe open to Harry Potter spin-off role

15 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Daniel Radcliffe would be open to a cameo in the new 'Harry Potter' spin-off movie. Author J.K. Rowling is set to pen a script based on her book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' - which is one of the textbooks Harry and his pals studied at…

Another Harry Potter movie planned?

29 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Warner Bros. have hinted at a Quidditch-based 'Harry Potter' spin-off. The film studios - who already announced author J.K. Rowling will be writing the script for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', based in the wizard world she created - has…

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