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PopWrapped | Movies

Wands At The Ready: Eddie Redmayne To Play Newt In Fantastic Beasts

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Updated 06/2/2015 11:44pm
Wands At The Ready: Eddie Redmayne To Play Newt In Fantastic Beasts | Eddie Redmayne

Eddie RedmayneGrab your wands, dust off your books, sling on your house robes... today is the day you've all been waiting for.

Warner Bros. have officially announced the date and lead actor for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - the next film series from Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Handsome Brit and all around talented actor Eddie Redmayne will take on the role of Magizoologist, Newt Scamander in the upcoming movie trilogy.

Unlike the previous Potter films, Rowling will be penning the screenplay herself, in her screenwriting debut!

Redmayne had been the hot favourite to play Newt for a while and, with a recent plethora of awards under his belt for The Theory of Everything, the character is definitely in safe hands.

"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 JK Rowling's wonderful world, and I know she feels the same way," said David Yates, the film's director.

The movie will be set 70 years before Harry's time at Hogwarts and won't be a prequel, but rather an extension of the wizarding world, and Yates, familiar to Potter fans as the director of the last 4 films in Harry's series, will direct this magical world once more.

It is set to be released in 3D on November 18th 2016. I, for one, can't wait.  Now where did I put my Ravenclaw scarf...

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