J.K. Rowling website releases 'Fantastic Beasts' featurette

By Karen Butler   |   Jan. 31, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website has released a featurette offering more details about the eagerly awaited Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The fantasy movie -- which marks novelist Rowling's screenwriting debut -- is scheduled to open in theaters Nov. 18, 2016.

Set in the 1920s, it stars Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne in the central role of magizoologist Newt Scamander. The movie was directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters in the eight-picture franchise.

"This world, it's been a wonder, really. It's just unlike anything I've ever been a part of," Redmayne said from the film's set in Saturday's 3-minute-long featurette, which introduces new characters and which has already gotten nearly 1 million views.

Pottermore has your behind the scenes glimpse of #FantasticBeasts. Watch it now!

Posted by Fantastic Beasts Movie on Saturday, January 30, 2016
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