Warner Bros. Pictures shared a new trailer for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” as well as new trailer for “Suicide Squad,” during this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The trailer features more magical Redmayne than ever, teasing a bit more of the Harry Potter spinoff before it hits theaters this fall.
Academy Award winning actor Eddie Redmayne will take the lead in the new film as Newt Scamander. Redmayne is of course playing J.K. Rowling’s creation Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist.
As the lore has it, Scamander in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Making her screenwriting debut on the film, J.K. Rowling has developed the character of Scamander and his primer—taken from her globally beloved Harry Potter series—to further explore the unique wizarding world she has crafted in print and bring it to life on screen.
David Yates, who directed the last four “Harry Potter” films and will direct “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” said at the time of Redmayne’s casting, “Eddie is a fearless actor, brimming with invention, wit and humanity. I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of working with him as we start this new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world, and I know she feels the same way.”
The film is being produced by David Heyman, producer of all eight of the blockbuster “Harry Potter” features; J.K. Rowling; Steve Kloves, who scripted all but one of the “Harry Potter” films; and Lionel Wigram, who served as an executive producer on the last four installments of the franchise.
Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2014 biopic “The Theory of Everything.” His stunning portrayal of Stephen Hawking in that film also brought him Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. In 2012, Redmayne starred as Marius in Tom Hooper’s screen adaptation of the hit musical “Les Misérables,” with Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. In 2010, Redmayne won a Tony Award for his performance in “Red,” which marked his Broadway debut. He most recently starred in “The Danish Girl.” In the film Ezra Miller will join Redmayne on-screen, as will Colin Farrell and Katherine Waterston.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.