Eddie Redmayne seeks magical creatures in the first part of an amazing new Harry Potter spin-off series.
It’s 1926, and 'Magizoologist' Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York City for a meeting with the Magical Congress of the United States of America. He doesn’t arrive alone, however – in his magical suitcase live a menagerie of dangerous creatures. But when the beasts escape, officials from the Magical Congress send the wizarding authorities after Newt, as the peaceful relationship between magic people and Muggles comes under threat.
David Yates, director of four Harry Potter movies, is at the helm of this hotly-anticipated spin-off movie, written by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling (her first ever screenwriting credit!). A host of famous faces join the Academy Award-winning Redmayne, including Colin Farrell (Saving Mr Banks), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) and Samantha Morton (Minority Report). Fantastic Beasts is the first of a planned trilogy of magical adventures!