J.K. Rowling’s in her screenwriting debut returns us to an expansion of wizarding she established in Harry Potter, this time set in 1920’s America.
Newt Scamander, played by Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is an English magizoologist who gets into some trouble when his briefcase full of magical creatures becomes unlocked while in New York City. This creates havoc in the city that has gone to great lengths to keep wizard and witches hidden from muggles.
Directed by David Yates who was the man behind the camera for the final four harry Potter films Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows movies.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to hit theaters on November 18, 2016
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Synopsis:
“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 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. The film 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.