Returning Us to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World
Set to Debut 15th November at Leicester Square
The premiere was first revealed on British entertainment site MarkMeets.
Commented Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment U.K, Eire and Spain: “We’re thrilled to hold the European premiere for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ in the UK, which has been the production home for not only the globally beloved ‘Harry Potter’ series of films but also this exciting new adventure from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. It’s sure to be a magical night for fans, guests and the talented people in front of and behind the camera.”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” features an acclaimed cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Colin Farrell, and will transport filmgoers to an enthralling new era of the Wizarding World – New York City in 1926.
The film reunites a number of filmmakers behind the “Harry Potter” blockbusters, including director David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” films, as well as producers David Heyman, who shepherded all eight “Harry Potter” films, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
The cast, filmmakers and guests attending the gala event will begin the night on the red carpet, with fans and the world’s media in attendance, before making their way to the premiere screenings being held in Leicester Square’s Empire and Odeon cinemas.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter features. The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, and Colin Farrell.
Marking the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them reunites a number of people from the “Harry Potter” film series, including director Yates and producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair and Rick Senat served as executive producers. The creative behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Philippe Rousselot, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, and costume designer Colleen Atwood. Music is composed by James Newton Howard.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates Film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The film will be released in select 2D, 3D and IMAX theaters worldwide beginning November 18, 2016.
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