“Fantastic Beasts” First Look At Eddie Redmayne As Newt Scamander
The first official photos from the long-awaited Harry Potter spin-off have arrived online. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them recently began shooting ahead of its theatrical release next year.
Fantastic Beasts is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is described as a magizoologist — someone who studies magical creatures. The adaptation was penned by Rowling — marking her first screenplay — and directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” movies.
Co-starring Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Katherine Waterston and Jon Voight, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will hit theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.