First Glimpse Into Harry Potter Prequel
This week, Variety and Entertainment Weekly offered the world a first look at Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
Fantastic Beasts is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is described as a “magizoologist” — someone who studies magical creatures. The adaptation was penned by Rowling — marking her first screenplay — and directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first photos from the film, which feature Redmayne and co-stars Katherine Waterston (Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski).
The film is rumoured to feature an American wizarding school similar to Hogwarts, and will also visit the Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), the U.S. equivalent of the Ministry of Magic, which can be seen in the first photo of Redmayne below.
Photos courtesy of Entertainment Weekly