First Look: Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
Meet Newt Scamander, the star of the new Harry Potter spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. With filming underway, Warner Bros and EW have unveiled a set of first look photos. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne plays world-famous magizoologist Newt Scamander, who went to Hogwarts and became interested in fabulous beasts at thanks to his mother, an enthusiastic Hippogriff breeder. The film is set around Newt's adventures in New York in 1926, years before Harry went to Hogwarts. The first photo also features Katherine Waterston as "Tina" Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski. The rest are mostly on-set shots, but it's a good way to (re-)introduce this world.
Here's the first set of photos from EW.com + a look at the logo for Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them:
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. A new spin-off series from the Harry Potter world, written by J.K. Rowling. The first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is being directed by English filmmaker David Yates, director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, plus Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows two-part finale. The film features the American version of the Ministry of Magic, housed in the Woolworth Building in New York City, known as the "Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA)". Warner Bros is currently filming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Yates at the helm, and an opening set for November 18th, 2016 next year.