Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling. It is the first instalment in the Fantastic Beasts film series and the ninth overall in the Wizarding World franchise, serving as a spin-off of and prequel to the Harry Potter film series, inspired by the 2001 guide book of the same name by Rowling. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman, and Colin Farrell.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiered in New York City on 10 November 2016 and opened in theatres worldwide on 18 November 2016 in 2D, 3D, 4D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX formats, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Trailer
While a strange dark force terrorises New York City, British magizoologist Newt Scamander enlists a non-magical Jacob’s help to round up some escaped magical creatures.
Release date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Director: David Yates
Screenplay: J. K. Rowling
Adapted from: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Box office: $814 million
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander
- Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein
- Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski
- Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein
- Samantha Morton as Mary Lou
- Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone
- Jon Voight as Henry Shaw Sr.
- Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery
- Colin Farrell as Percival Graves
- Ron Perlman as the voice of Gnarlak
- Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty Barebone
- Ronan Raftery as Langdon Shaw
- Josh Cowdery as Henry Shaw Jr.
- Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy
- Jenn Murray as Chastity Barebone
- Gemma Chan as Madam Ya Zhou
- Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald
- Zoë Kravitz appears as Leta Lestrange