"Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" will debut in the cinemas on 18th November 2016, and the producers have already planned a trilogy with Rowling’s cooperation. As "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" is set 70 years before Harry Potter’s time, it’s not a prelude to the adventures of the young magician, but a spin-off – according to J. K. Rowling it would be the “extension of the magician world” that had been created earlier.


The protagonist, who is the writer of the school book, Göthe Salmander, will be impersonated by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, who may be known from movies such as "My Week with Marilyn," "Les Misérables," "The Theory of Everything" and "Jupiter Ascending." Katherine Waterson (whom we could see in "Micheal Clayton," "Taking Woodstock," "Being Flynn," "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her," "Inherent Vice") will be his later wife, Porpetin.


Porpetin’s little sister, Queenie, will be impersonated by the newcomer Alison Sudol, who has only appeared in smaller roles in TV productions and short films so far, and she is more famous as a singer, than as an actress. Dan Fogler got the role of Salmander’s rival, Jacob – he may be familiar to us mostly from comedies such as "Good Luck Chuck" and "Take Me Home Tonight."

Ezra Miller will also have an important role, who – according to the first news – would have been a magician called Kredan, but later Rowling corrected the information that the character’s real name is Credence.

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Besides the mysterious and a bit troublesome character, Colin Farrell [VIDEO] will also appear as a wizard called Graves. In addition to the stars mentioned above, we can expect Ron Perlman (as a goblin), Jon Voight and Samantha Morton to appear.

Rowling’s book is not really a novel, it’s more of a fictive school book that Harry Potter and his friends learned from in Hogwarts. Fantastic Beasts was already mentioned in the first book, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Rowling wrote the book under the name of Göthe Salmander, and it provides a guide to magizoology, that is the science of magical creatures. About 75-85 different species of the “fantastic beasts” are introduced, and every description is based on the own observations of the author.

The fictive textbook was published in the “Muggle World” as well in 2001. The book available for fans, too, is a perfect copy of Harry Potter’s own one, so we can read the young wizard’s notes as well.


The movie will have two more episodes: the first will debut in 2018 and the second in 2020.

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