Potterheads have been buzzing with excitement over the upcoming film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. To their (and our) delight, new photos have surfaced, as well as particulars about its characters. Keep reading to know more about this brewing sorcery.
Variety reports that the movie is centered on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name, which follows the journeys of its author, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Scamander is a “magizoologist”, he analyzes magical creatures.
Also written by Rowling as her first screenplay, the film is directed by David Yates. He was also responsible for the first four “Harry Potter” movies.
Entertainment Weekly has recently presented the film’s first photos.
According to speculations, “Fantastic Beasts” will showcase an American wizarding school, comparable to that of Hogwarts, as well as the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), the Ministry of Magic counterpart.
Now, to meet the characters:
Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”, “The Theory of Everything”) as Newt Scamander: An unconventional globetrotting English “magizoologist”, who prefers to be around beasts and creatures, rather than people. Scamander goes on an expedition to New York with a bagful of mysterious habitats, holding extraordinary and endangered species.
Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Jobs”, “Steve Jobs”) as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein: A motivated employee at the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) who encounters Scamander. Goldstein is transferred to another workplace after mistakenly defending someone. She desires to contest and stand up for what is true.
Alison Sudol (Musician, A Fine Frenzy, “The Story of Pines”) as Queenie Goldstein: She is Tina’s younger sister and roommate. A kind-hearted and free-spirit “legilimens”, who has the ability to read minds.
Dan Fogler (“Good Luck Chuck”, “Take Me Home Tonight”) as Jacob Kowalski: An optimistic, No-Maj (Muggle) factory worker and baker wannavbe, who gets initiated into the wizarding world when he meets Scamander. He is the Harry Potter franchise’s first Muggle lead character.
Colin Farrell (“Total Recall”, “True Detective”) as Graves: A powerful auror and right-hand man of the American wizarding world’s president.
Samantha Morton (“Minority Report”, “John Carter”) as Mary Lou: The close-minded head of the obsessive Second Salemers, a unit eyeing to uncover and obliterate sorcerers and witches.
Stay tuned to Movie News Guide for more updates on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
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