Theatrical premiere: 18 November 2016 (United States)
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight and Ron Perlman.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: J. K. Rowling
Running time: 133 minutes
Budget: $225 million
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.
From J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Trailer
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Cast in Stills
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander
Katherine Waterston as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein
Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery
Colin Farrell as Percival Graves
Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski
Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein
Samantha Morton as Mary Lou
Ezra Miller as Credence
Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty
Jon Voight as Henry Shaw, Sr.
Ron Perlman as Gnarlack
Jenn Murray as Chastity
Film stills from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
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