FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is an upcoming 2016 fantasy drama film inspired by the book of the same name by J. K. Rowling. A spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, it is written by Rowling herself in her screenwriting debut. David Yates, who had also directed the last four Harry Potter films is returning as director.
In the film, Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. The cast also including Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove, and Colin Farrell.