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‘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 3 days ago
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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.

Could More 'Harry Potter' Spinoffs Be On the Way? Warner Bros. Trademarks More Properties

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by Nick Romano September 27, 2013 @ 9:27 AM
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. pulled a fast one on us when it revealed that J.K. Rowling would be writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of her 'Harry Potter' companion book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' with the potential of producing a new film series around its fictional author, Newt Scamander. With the announcement, the studio revealed plans to further expand the 'Harry Potter' brand, but will that entail more spinoff films to come?

The Beginner's Guide to the 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

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by Jacob Hall September 18, 2013 @ 12:59 PM
Warner Bros.
When it was announced that a new movie set in the Harry Potter universe was in the works, the internet erupted into cheers. When the din died down and everyone realized that the film wouldn't feature the legendary boy wizard with the lightning bolt...