Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Eyes Ezra Miller for ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff

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by Britt Hayes 6 days ago
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The cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is really shaping up to be something special. Eddie Redmayne was the first to join the cast in the lead role, with Inherent Vice breakout star Katherine Waterston recently joining him in one of the two leading women roles. And now another excellent name is circling the project: Ezra Miller, who is also set to play The Flash on the big screen for WB.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Casts ‘Inherent Vice’ Star Katherine Waterston

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by Britt Hayes June 15, 2015 @ 4:25 PM
Warner Bros.
A couple of weeks ago we learned about some of the actresses being considered to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Kate Upton was certainly a curious choice, but one of the more interesting names on the list was Katherine Waterston, the breakout star of last year’s Inherent Vice.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Officially Casts Eddie Redmayne

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by Britt Hayes June 1, 2015 @ 7:53 PM
Focus Features
Just last week we heard reports about some of the actresses auditioning for the Harry Potter spinoff (including Kate Upton because sure, why not), and now they have officially landed their leading man. Eddie Redmayne has been confirmed as the first actual cast member in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in which he’ll play the lead role of Newt Scarmander. He kind of looks like a Newt Scarmander, though, doesn’t he?

‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Eyes Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning and...Kate Upton?

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by Jacob Hall May 27, 2015 @ 2:54 PM
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The last time we heard from the Harry Potter sort-of-prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne had been cast as “magic-zoologist” Newt Scamander. Now, the J.K. Rowling-written, David Yates-directed production is seeking out its female leads and a batch of surprising names have emerged as potential candidates.

‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Eyes Eddie Redmayne for Leading Role

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by Britt Hayes April 10, 2015 @ 5:13 PM
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It’s been a little bit since we got an update on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff based on J.K. Rowling’s fictional text. Last we heard, David Yates is directing the first film in the planned Fantastic Beasts trilogy, but that was months ago. Today finally brings an update on the new franchise, as recent Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is reportedly the frontrunner to take the leading role in the film.

Report: ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff Wants ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith

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by Jacob Hall March 25, 2015 @ 10:20 AM
BBC
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was already going to make all of the money in the world before it set its sights on a leading man with an absurdly passionate fanbase. But now that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off is supposedly eyeing former Doctor Who star Matt Smith to play magical animal expert Newt Scamander, this thing is going to be required viewing for everyone with even a single geeky bone in his or her body.

Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Will Be a Trilogy, Release Dates Announced

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by Jacob Hall October 15, 2014 @ 11:33 AM
Warner Bros.
In news that should surprise absolutely no one, it was revealed today that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' the first cinematic spin-off from the massively popular 'Harry Potter' series, won't be a standalone film. Warner Bros. is betting heavily on their return to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world and have announced that the adventures of magical animal specialist Newt Scamander will be a trilogy.

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Finds a 'Harry Potter' Director

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by Britt Hayes August 21, 2014 @ 1:43 PM
Warner Bros.
Here's another reason to be excited for 'Harry Potter' spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': the new project has just taken on a director quite familiar with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. David Yates, who helmed four of the films in the series, is returning to tame the mythical beasts.

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Not Be Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

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by Britt Hayes May 26, 2014 @ 12:02 PM
Warner Bros.
Well this is kind of disappointing: for fans who were excited to see director Alfonso Cuaron return to the 'Harry Potter' universe to direct the spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' you're out of luck. Turns out that the director will not be returning to the wonderful world of J.K. Rowling after all.

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' May Add Alfonso Cuaron as Director

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by Jacob Hall May 19, 2014 @ 1:04 PM
Warner Bros.
Well, this is an unexpected and perfect surprise: the latest internet buzz suggests that the absolutely brilliant 'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron is in talks to helm the Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.' Take all of this with a grain of salt until an official announcement arrives, but it's difficult to imagine a more perfect choice for the job.