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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Premiere Details

New York: Thursday 10th November 2016 – Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Centre, New York
London: Tuesday 15th November 2016 – Odeon & Empire Cinemas, Leicester Square, London

Directed: David Yates
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell

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Key Facts

  • Fantastic Beasts is set in the same wizarding world as the Harry Potter series and is the first instalment to a trilogy. The second film is scheduled for a November 16, 2018 release with the third and final film set for November 20, 2020. This film will also mark J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut.
  • Majority of the film was shot at Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden, UK with further scenes filmed at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. Liverpool doubled as 1920s New York where the crew covered the location in fake snow and classic cars.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the 2001 novel of the same name. The book supports the charity Comic Relief with over 80% of its profits going directly to the charity and helping poor children around the world.
  • The film is set 70 years before Harry’s story started and is based in New York City instead of England.
  • Against its $180 million budget, Fantastic Beasts earned over $507 million at the worldwide box office.


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