J.K. Rowling explains her definition of hero in this new video promoting Warner Bros Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Author-turned-screenwriter Rowling also talks about why she chose to focus on Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. The cast also includes Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, and Faith Wood-Blagrove. Fantastic Beasts opens in theaters on November 18, 2016.
The Plot: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a NoMaj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.