Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has begun shooting at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden.
Directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter movies, the all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by JK Rowling, who has made her screenwriting debut.
The script was inspired by her character Newt Scamander’s Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) will star as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. Doctor Who star Matt Smith was briefly linked to the role earlier this year.
The cast also includes Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina, Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie, Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence, Samantha Morton (In America) as Mary Lou, Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity, young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty, and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Graves.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will arrive in cinemas worldwide on 18 November 2016.
JK Rowling recently responded to a fan’s enquiry about the possibility of a Harry Potter TV series.
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