J.K. Rowling

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Begins Filming, Samantha Morton Joins Cast

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by Britt Hayes August 17, 2015 @ 5:33 PM
Warner Bros.
The casting recently began falling into place for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the Harry Potter spinoff isn’t done just yet — Samantha Morton has joined the line-up of the upcoming film, which has begun shooting in London. Given that the story brings its protagonist over to New York, it shouldn’t be long before filming commences stateside.

J.K. Rowling Announces a ‘Harry Potter’ Play Will Open in London Next Year

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by Jacob Hall June 26, 2015 @ 11:57 AM
Warner Bros.
J.K Rowling may be done writing Harry Potter novels, but her magical empire keeps on expanding. On top of the eight movie adaptions, Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park land, and the upcoming sort-of-prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rowling has officially revealed that a Harry Potter stage play set in her world of witches and wizards will hit London’s West End in 2016.

‘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
Focus Features
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.

J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Scares Up First HBO Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 30, 2015 @ 11:16 AM
HBO / BBC
Harry Potter may have come and gone, and no one knows who or where we’ll find any Fantastical Beasts, but J.K. Rowling’s next book is already getting the adaptation treatment. The first full trailer fro HBO’s The Casual Vacancy miniseries has arrived, with more than a few Harry Potter stars in tow.

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.

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Arriving November 2016

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by Jacob Hall May 13, 2014 @ 3:23 PM
Warner Bros.
The saga of Harry Potter may have come to a definitive end with 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,' but his mysterious wizarding world will live on! We already knew that original Potter Author J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with upcoming spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' but now we know when we'll be able to see the movie!

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Will Be a Trilogy

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by Britt Hayes March 30, 2014 @ 12:25 PM
Warner Bros.
It was announced last September that 'Harry Potter' franchise author J.K. Rowling is working with Warner Bros. on a spinoff titled 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' and now comes word that the studio will follow in the footsteps of the 'Hobbit' franchise by making the exciting new project into an even more exciting new trilogy, milking every bit of of this magic for what its worth.

J.K. Rowling Admits Harry Potter and Hermione Should Have Ended Up Together

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by Jacob Hall February 3, 2014 @ 12:34 PM
Warner Bros.
It's been seven years since the 'Harry Potter' book series came to a close and almost three years since the films wrapped up. It's safe to say that this popular tale has officially and definitively come to an end...except author J.K. Rowling has now made the startling admission that the brainy Hermione Granger should have ended up with Harry himself, not the bumbling Ron Weasley.