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First Photo of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in FANTASTIC BEASTS

It’s an exciting time for Harry Potter fans because 2016 brings us a new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which continues the story of Potter and his family, and the feature film spin-off Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. Today we have the official logo for the film to share with you along with the first image of Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as Newt Scamander, “the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures."

The story for this film takes place 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter story. It's set in New York City and is loosely based on a book that J.K. Rowling wrote for charity. The book is a reproduction of a textbook owned by Harry Potter that was mentioned in the first Potter novel. The fictional textbook was written by a Newt Scamander.

The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler 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.

David Yates is directing the film from a script written by Rowling. The film will be released on November 18th, 2016.

Source: EW

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