‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Starts Filming

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Filming Begins Gets David Yates as Director

Warner Bros Pictures announced filming has begun on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander. The film is a return to J.K. Rowling’s world of wizards and has Harry Potter director David Yates (Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows Part 1, Deathly Hallows Part 2) at the helm. Rowling wrote the script for the film which was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook of the same name.

In addition to Redmayne, the Fantastic Beasts cast includes Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence, Samantha Morton as Mary Lou, Jenn Murray as Chastity, Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty, and Colin Farrell as Graves. Harry Potter producer David Heyman is back producing this Harry Potter spin-off. Rowling, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram are also on board as producers. Philippe Rousselot is the director of photography and Stuart Craig is the production designer. Colleen Atwood designed the costumes and Harry Potter editor Mark Day reunites with David Yates for Fantastic Beasts.

Filming is taking place at Leavesden in London, England. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.

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