We finally get a glimpse of the upcoming?Harry Potter prequel?and it’s incredible.?Earlier this week, the film?s official website and logo were unveiled?and now behind-the-scene photos have been released.
?Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them? is a spin-off the blockbuster Harry Potter films and an adaptation of a book published in 2001. Fantastic Beasts is first film from the new Potter trilogy and is set to open in theaters on November 18, 2016. Directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, the film?s plot is set in 1926 New York and features protagonist Newt Scamander, a zoologist specializing in the study of magical creatures played by Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne. The film also serves as author J.K. Rowling?s debut as a scriptwriter.
EW was on the set of?Fantastic Beasts?in Leavesden, U.K. for the exclusive look. In the photos, Redmayne is garbed in a blue green coat, brown vest, boots and bowtie while carrying a briefcase. In another photo, we see the star seemingly running after something with a wand in hand.
Redmayne is also featured on the cover of the latest EW issue with briefcase in hand, standing inside the entrance of the majestic Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), the American version of the Ministry of Magic that?s housed inside the Woolworth Building in the film. ?The film is also rumored to feature an American wizarding school similar to Hogwarts.
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?Like many people, I read those books, I watched those films, and became completely intoxicated by?J.K. Rowling?s world,??said?the British actor in an interview with EW back in September. ?The idea of getting to tiptoe into it felt truly exciting. I hope it?s going to be quite a ride,? he added.
Redmayne is joined by Katherine Waterston?(who plays Porpentina ?Tina? Goldstein),?Alison Sudol?(Queenie Goldstein) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski).
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