Fantastic Beasts Begins Production

Leavesden Studios has once again become the home of the wizarding world of “Harry Potter” as the franchise’s spin-off feature “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” has officially begun production at the UK facility.

David Yates, who helmed the last four ‘Potter’ films, returns to direct the spin-off which sports a screenplay by J.K. Rowling and is produced by returning regulars David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Eddie Redmayne plays the lead role of Newt Scamander, the magi zoologist on a mission to document the magical world;s peculiar creatures. On a trip to New York, he meets several curious characters.

The cast includes Colin Farrell as Graves, Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence, Samantha Morton as Mary Lou, Jenn Murray as Chastity, and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty.

“Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” is currently targeting a November 18th 2016 release.