Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters November 18, 2016!
The adventure began seventy years before Harry Potter read Newt Scamander’s book in Hogwarts wizard school.
The story revolves around Newt Scamander’s arrival at the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), for a meeting with an important official. Central to the story and this meeting is a magically expanded briefcase which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and it threatens even further strain the state of magical and non-magical relations, which is already in a dangerous place, due to the threatening presence of the fanatical New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist organization dedicated to the eradication of wizard-kind. The story tells of what effect this devastating mistake has on the state of wizard/No-Maj (the American term for a non-magical person) relations in New York City’s community of wizards and witches in 1926, the effort to correct the mistake, and the horrors of the resultant increase in violence, fear, and tension felt between magical and non-magical peoples.
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman
Directed by: David Yates
Produced by: David Heyman, J. K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram
Screenplay by: J. K. Rowling
Based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) – Trailer