Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures\' highly anticipated feature
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films.
(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 story takes place years before
and his friends Ron and Hermione made their way to the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Newt Scamander\'s will become a text book that is used by the students in their studies.
of the movie. The supporting cast includes Tony Award winner
(The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob;
(Brooklyn) as Chastity; and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty. The final addition to the cast is
Marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling. The script was inspired by her character Newt Scamander\'s Hogwarts textbook,
. The film is being produced by David Heyman, producer of all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter features. He will produce alongside J.K. Rowling;
Collaborating with David Yates behind the scenes are Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It, the Sherlock Holmes movies), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potter films), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (Gladiator, the Harry Potter films), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1), and David Yates\' longtime editor Mark Day (the last four Harry Potter films). Warner Bros. Pictures has slated
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes to theaters November 18th, 2016.
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