Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the new film, spoke of how it was “thrilling” to join the Potterverse, a world he is already very familiar with.
Redmayne spoke of playing a fictional character and how that process was aided by having JK Rowling involved in this film.
Dan Fogler added that it was like stepping onto a “fun, familiar playground” and co-star Alison Sudol told us about the “freedom” that came with playing a character not written in the book series.
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. He arrives in New York for a brief stopover, which might have come and gone without incident were it not for a No-Maj (the 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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.