'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Begins Filming in England

Warner Bros. has announced the start of principal photography on the "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

Directed by franchise veteran David Yates from a script by author J.K. Rowling, the film stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as preeminent magizoologist Newt Scamander, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

He's joined by Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Graves.

Filming at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England, "Fantastic Beasts" is set to open Nov. 18, 2016.

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