This year in November we will be returning back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Newt Scamander, author of the well known text book on magical beasts will be our new series protagonist.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is set in the 1920’s focusing on Newt’s adventures in New York. But we hardly know much about the wizard and the audiences are expected to rally behind him in the new spin-off trilogy.
Well, fret not, in a newly released featurette released by Warner Bros. the creator of the world, J.K. Rowling herself gives us a little background info on the character. Eddie Redmayne, the Oscar® winner playing Scamander also gives his take on the character.
Check out the featurette below:
Video Courtesy : Warner Bros. Pictures via YouTube
You can check out the trailer for the film here.
The film is directed by David Yates and co-starring are Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig,Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’sRay Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them opens on November 18, 2016.
Read the official plot synopsis below :
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.