New Details of FANTASTIC BEASTS Sequel Revealed

The sequel to the HARRY Potter universe's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has commenced filming according to The Hollywood Reporter. Eddie Redmayne returns to star and will be joined by Johnny Depp as Grindewald and Jude Law as young Albus Dumbledore. Also joining the cast are Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Olafur Darri Olafsson, and Kevin Guthrie.

The film will open with Grindewald's escape from holding in 1927. The task of catching the dark wizard falls on Newt and Grindewald's former acquaintance Albus Dumbledore. The pair will travel from New York to London to Paris in their quest. The sequel is scheduled to be released on November 16, 2018. JK Rowling will once again write the screenplay.

A new and original story by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook of the same name, written by the author's character Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent Magizoologist.

The film opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander, played by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj named Jacob, a misplaced magical briefcase, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

To read more, visit The Hollywood Reporter here.

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